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Rajasthan: District collectors told to be prepared for 3rd wave of Covid-19

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December 28, 2021, 2:44 pm

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COVID-19 screening at railway station in the city. File photo

Jaipur: The Rajasthan medical and health department has issued an alert to all district collectors in the state and asked them to be prepared to deal with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases. As per the directions from the office of Principal Secretary Health Akhil Arora, all the collectors have been instructed to keep adequate stock of medicines and oxygen in the hospitals in their respective jurisdiction and also, to increase the testing and contact tracing in sensitive areas.

Experts in a review meeting presided over by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had said that the increase in the number of cases might be an indication of the looming third-wave of Covid-19 in the state. Acting on these views, the department has asked to identify Covid-19 patients and isolate them to contain the spread.

The people who have not been fully vaccinated must be given their second dose as soon as possible. The collectors have also been asked to seek the assistance of social organizations, religious leaders and business organizations to promote vaccination and to create awareness among people about social distancing and other Covid-19 guidelines. The collectors have also been asked to make necessary preparation for the vaccination of adults between the age of 15 and 18 years.

The officials have been asked to ensure that Oxygen generation plants in their respective districts are functioning properly. If any defect is found, it should be fixed immediately, as per the government orders.

The Covid-19 treatment is now part of the Chief Minister Chiranjeevi Health Insurance Scheme, so all private hospitals should be informed about it and asked to provide treatment without any hassles.

First published: December 28, 2021