DIBRUGARH, Aug 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal took stock of the latest COVID-19 situation in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and asked the concerned Deputy Commissioners and Joint Directors, Health to ensure adherence of guidelines for the treatment of Covid positive patients, a release stated.
During the meeting held at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner�s office here yesterday, Sonowal took stock of the number of COVID-19 positive patients, their treatment protocols, quarantine and isolation facilities as well as other awareness campaigns to ensure adherence to safety protocols.
In the meeting, Principal of Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh briefed the Chief Minister of all the treatment facilities put into place in view of the pandemic. Sonowal asked the Principal to impress upon his hospital administration to remain alert to provide medical intervention to critical COVID-19 positive patients without any delay. The Chief Minister while taking stock of the steps taken at the Covid Care Centres in both the districts, asked the Health department to set up a big Covid Care Centre at Tinsukia.
The meeting also discussed elaborately the prevailing COVID-19 situation in tea garden areas. In view of the rising number of COVID-19 positive cases, Sonowal stressed on strict surveillance on tea garden areas for judicious management of pandemic in the area. He also asked the district administrations to undertake a survey to understand the mental condition of the people and how economic activities can be started in the tea garden areas amid COVID-9 pandemic.
He also emphasized that economic activities should be resumed adhering to all safety protocols as he asked the administration to generate awareness regarding this. Sonowal also asked the Joint Directors, Health to render timely medical intervention for all the COVID-19 positive people in home isolation.
In the meeting, SBI Foundation donated 10 ventilators to Assam Medical College and Hospital. Chief Minister thanked the SBI fraternity for their generosity and said that the act of benevolence will have a positive impact on the administration of treatment.
Union Minister of State for Food Processing Rameswar Teli, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Rituparna Baruah, Binod Hazarika, Deputy Commissioners of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, Principal, Assam Medical College, senior officers of Health and Family Welfare department were present during the meeting, the release added.