Divisional Commissioner takes stock of Covid situation

Tribune News Service

Patiala, May 4

Commissioner of Patiala Division Chander Gaind today asked the district administration of Fatehgarh Sahib to step up sampling and vaccination in the area to contain the spread of Covid-19.

He said in view of the possibility of a spike in cases of Covid-19, all arrangements should be made in advance so that better treatment facilities could be provided to patients.

The office of the Divisional Commissioner held an online meeting with Amrit Kaur Gill, Deputy Commissioner, Fatehgarh Sahib, and other officials. Gaind also reviewed the production at the oxygen gas plants of the district.

Gill apprised the Divisional Commissioner about the availability of level-2 bed facilities. She said there were 144 L-2 beds in government and private hospitals of which 23 beds were occupied.

Gill added that there were six oxygen plants in Fatehgarh Sahib for which an audit committee was constituted.

The Civil Surgeon, Dr Mahinder Singh, said 5,243 cases were reported in the district, of which 523 were still active. He said 147 patients succumbed to the virus. He pointed out that the district had a recovery rate of 92 per cent and a positivity rate of 3.7 per cent.

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