Assam Northeast

CM Sonowal takes stock of Covid-19 situation in two of the worst affected districts in upper Assam

-Avishek Sengupta

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday took stock of the latest COVID 19 situation in the upper Assam’s Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts and asked the concerned DCs and Joint Directors of Health to ensure adherence of guidelines for the treatment of the infected patients.

During the meeting held at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner’s office, Dibrugarh, CM 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 and Hospital, 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 ever alert to provide medical intervention to the 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 the tea garden areas. In view of the rising number of COVID 19 positive cases, Sonowal stressed on strict surveillance on the 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 19 pandemic.

He also emphasized that the economic activities should be resumed adhering 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.

Sonowal thanked the SBI fraternity for their generosity and said that the act of benevolence will have positive impact on the administration of treatment.

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