Silchar, May 31: Augmenting the fight against COVID-19, Cachar District Administration has opened a war room under the initiative of Arogya Cachar scheme on Sunday.
Deputy Commissioner Keerthi Jalli ceremoniously inaugurated the war room which would operate as a centralised public grievance redressal system for all Covid needs even during late nights. This is in addition to the block level efforts of tele-consultation.
"We have managed to successfully hit our targets for testing consistently and they have been yielding results. To get the positivity rate down further we plan to conduct mega testing which would require organised transport, isolation at Covid Care Centres tele-counselling for home isolation cases. Hence we felt a centralised war room would be very helpful to foster the work at the grassroots. We are optimistic that through these steps we will be able to ride out the wave.The war room will cater to the grievance redressal system, ambulance operation besides counselling. It will be connected with other various components of the district like disaster management and police. The facility of 24 hour call service by doctors will also available in the central Command room of Cachar district," she said.
The details of numbers are: Landline :03842 230956, 03842 260040 Mobile : 9394615256, 9394615252, 9394615401, 9394339406.
Jalli added to say that the district administration has been working on war footing manner to fight against Covid by adopting the process of large scale Covid testing, surveillance and vaccination. A massive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) along with RTPCR will be starting in all Tea gardens of the district from May 31 to detect and diagnose Covid patients. In addition it was announced that Project Aastha initiated in phase 1 of Covid in Cachar has been reinitiated under the war room for tele-counselling patients and families who are feeling extreme anxiety and worry during this time of pandemic.
The inaugural function was attended by CEO Cachar Zilla Parishad and incharge Health department and Dr BJ Deb Sikdar in-charge Joint Director of Health Services Cachar, Assistant Commissioner, doctor on call, DPM NHM, DPM ASRLM, DDSM, and others.