The Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written a letter to the Authorities of Chhattisgarh which says containment zone just isn’t strictly adopted and RTPCR assessments are additionally lowering within the state. “The crew from Raipur, Jashpur has reported an absence of perimeter management in containment zones. There seems to be no restriction on the motion of individuals inside containment zones too. Therefore, Containment Zone together with micro Containment Zones should be strictly carried out. Contact tracing efforts should be strengthened in Korba. Resistance (even assaults on healthcare staff) to containment actions and testing was reported by the crew from Dhaneli Village, Raipur. This must be addressed on an pressing foundation,” Bhushan stated within the letter.
Highlighting the low testing charge in districts of Chattisgarh, the letter stated, “Lack/scarcity of any RT-PCR testing facility in Korba, Durg, Balod Districts is resulting in elevated testing turnaround time. Equally, restricted RT-PCR testing capability was additionally reported from Balod. The state might facilitate RT-PCR testing by exploring the usage of cell testing labs.”
Based on the suggestions from the Central crew, affected person referral in Durg District is being hampered by availability of satisfactory variety of ambulances and it must be strengthened with none delay.
Bhushan additionally famous that hospital mattress occupancy charges are excessive in Balod, Raipur, Durg and Mahasamund Districts.
“The District administration must ramp up hospital infrastructure and different logistic requirement to fulfill any demand arising attributable to surge in circumstances. Equally, scarcity of Remdesivir, Low Molecular Weight Heparin wants pressing consideration in Korba District,” Union Well being secretary added.
Suggestions additionally highlighted that Restricted oxygen availability and oxygen wastage have additionally been reported by the crew from Raipur.
“District degree and Hospital degree oxygen planning should begin in all districts, as per the formal steering of this Ministry,” letter said.
Well being workforce scarcity was reported in Durg, Jashpur, Rajnandangaon districts.
Roastering for Well being Care Staff and contractual appointment of Well being Care Staff should even be explored.
Bhushan additionally stated that there’s want for refresher coaching of surveillance groups and vaccinators within the Balod and Korba districts respectively.
“The groups have additionally reported non-adherence to COVID-19 applicable behaviour by the general public. Overcrowding and no bodily distancing was noticed within the vaccination centre visited by the crew in Rajnandangaon. There may be want for enhancing at IEC exercise efforts in Durg District and strengthening enforcement effort throughout all districts,” in accordance with the letter speaking concerning the lack of COVID applicable behaviour adopted by the general public.
Union Authorities has additionally taken notice of points associated to vaccine availability and required motion to reinforce the provides based mostly on accessible inventory.
Well being Ministry deployed Central groups to 11 most affected Districts in Chhattisgarh the place they’ve been tasked to work together with District Well being Authorities on COVID-19 preparedness and response with a deal with testing, contact tracing and containment operations, COVID applicable behaviour and its enforcement, Hospital infrastructure and availability of logistic and COVID vaccination progress within the state.
(With ANI inputs)