CM dons PPE kit to meet Covid patients in Bageshwar

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat donned a PPE kit to interact with Covid-19 patients in the Covid hospital in Bageshwar on Sunday. Enquiring about their condition, the CM also checked the arrangements in the hospital and 100-bed Covid care centre set up in the nearby government college. Rawat also inspected the ward made for children in the district hospital. He also interacted with the doctors, staff nurses and other staff in the hospital seeking information about the facilities being provided to the patients. Rawat said that the doctors and other staff members are working with full dedication against the Covid pandemic.

He directed the officials to ensure that oxygen, medicines and other requirements are adequately fulfilled.

After the inspections, the CM chaired a meeting with officials to review the status of Covid in the district. He said that the village level monitoring committees need to further better their work, adding that any person showing any symptom should be motivated to get tested. Public awareness needs to be raised to maximise sampling and remove the feeling of fear from people’s minds, he said. Rawat reiterated that the medicine kit should be provided to any person exhibiting symptoms, adding that providing Ivermectin to the people should be accorded priority. In addition to handling the Covid situation, the CM also directed officials to complete their preparations for the coming monsoon season. The equipment used in disaster scenarios should also be placed in remote areas. Reviewing the development works being executed in the district, he said that officials should ensure that the benefit of such schemes reaches the general public. He commended the work done by the district administration in preventing and controlling Covid in Bageshwar.

The district magistrate Vineet Kumar informed the CM about the various steps taken in the district for treatment of Covid patients. He said that a meeting had also been held with officials regarding the preparations for the coming monsoon season.

MP Ajay Tamta, Drinking Water minister and district in-charge of Covid, Bishan Singh Chufal, other public representatives and officials concerned were also present in the meeting.

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