The Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written a letter to the Government of Chhattisgarh which says containment zone shouldn’t be strictly adopted and RTPCR assessments are additionally lowering within the state. “The team from Raipur, Jashpur has reported a lack of perimeter control in containment zones. There appears to be no restriction on the movement of people inside containment zones too. Hence, Containment Zone including micro Containment Zones need to be strictly implemented. Contact tracing efforts need to be reinforced in Korba. Resistance (even attacks on healthcare workers) to containment activities and testing was reported by the team from Dhaneli Village, Raipur. This needs to be addressed on an urgent basis,” Bhushan stated within the letter.
Highlighting the low testing price in districts of Chattisgarh, the letter stated, “Lack/shortage of any RT-PCR testing facility in Korba, Durg, Balod Districts is leading to increased testing turnaround time. Similarly, limited RT-PCR testing capacity was also reported from Balod. The state may facilitate RT-PCR testing by exploring the use of mobile testing labs.”
According to the suggestions from the Central crew, affected person referral in Durg District is being hampered by availability of sufficient 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 needs to ramp up hospital infrastructure and other logistic requirement to meet any demand arising due to surge in cases. Similarly, shortage of Remdesivir, Low Molecular Weight Heparin needs urgent attention in Korba District,” Union Health secretary added.
Feedback additionally highlighted that Limited oxygen availability and oxygen wastage have additionally been reported by the crew from Raipur.
“District level and Hospital level oxygen planning must start in all districts, as per the formal guidance of this Ministry,” letter said.
Health workforce scarcity was reported in Durg, Jashpur, Rajnandangaon districts.
Roastering for Health Care Workers and contractual appointment of Health Care Workers 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 teams have also reported non-adherence to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour by the public. Overcrowding and no physical distancing was observed in the vaccination centre visited by the team in Rajnandangaon. There is need for enhancing at IEC activity efforts in Durg District and strengthening enforcement effort across all districts,” in response to the letter speaking in regards to the lack of COVID applicable behaviour adopted by the general public.
Union Government has additionally taken be aware of points associated to vaccine availability and required motion to enhance the provides based mostly on obtainable inventory.
Health Ministry deployed Central groups to 11 most affected Districts in Chhattisgarh the place they’ve been tasked to work together with District Health Authorities on COVID-19 preparedness and response with a give attention to 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)