DC Pulwama announces a mega health infrastructure boost to contain COVID-19

PULWAMA: Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary on Saturday announced a mega augmentation plan of health infrastructure for containing COVID-19 in the district.
Briefing media persons during a press conference, the Deputy Commissioner said that oxygen supported bed capacity will be increased from 575 to 1300 within 20 days.
He told that testing capacity will be increased from present rate of 15000 ” There are around 2500 active cases in Pulwama, 86 containment zones have been constituted where 244 surveillance teams are working round the clock monitoring the cases and progress of their treatment,” The DC Said , adding that
Pulwama hospital is a dedicated COVID hospital with 130 beds.
” 20 more beds have been added to District Hospital Pulwama, so far 161 patients are admitted in different hospitals here out of which 150 are being taken care of by District Hospital Pulwama,” he said, adding that recovery rate has increased to 70 from 64 in the past couple of weeks.
He revealed that Pulwama is the first district in Jammu and Kashmir to have started an oxygen plant.
” 1000 LPM oxygen plants were installed in the district some 15 days ago and they started producing oxygen for supply to District Hospital Pulwama and other hospitals,” he said.
He said that Health kits containing medicine and oximeters have been distributed among the patients, the patients at home isolation can check their saturation level and can put the readings on whats up groups where they get appropriate guidance , so patients need not to worry and rush here and there for medical advice,” he said.
The Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Baseer-Ul-Haq Choudhary said that there are 1.50lakh people above 45 years of age in the district out of which 1.20 lakh have been vaccinated.
” A mechanism will be devised to see how we can vaccinate the leftover population above 45 years of age. Also vaccination among people from 18 to 40 years of age has been prioritised, vaccination of people from media, those providing essential service providers and whole sale dealers will be prioritised so that vaccination of other people is not hindered,” he said, adding that death rate and positivity rate are low among vaccinated people.
He advised people that they should give priority to their lives at individual level and not risk any lowly thing that can be done when corona subsides.
He also appreciated the media for playing a constructive role in containing COVID-19.

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