Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said there should be separate children’s wards in all district hospitals, CHCs and PHCs, in addition to adequate oxygen, ICUs and ventilators in the state to deal with a potential third wave of COVID-19.
Mr Dhami is assessing the state’s preparedness for a possible third wave of the pandemic and said all of these arrangements should be in place by the end of July.
Maximum vaccination and more testing are a must to build a protective mechanism against COVID-19, he said.
The Chief Minister also asked officials to pay attention to the maintenance of medical equipment and resources provided to the state under the PM CARES fund and to corporate social responsibility (CSR) contributions.
Health Minister Amit Negi informed the Chief Minister about the status of the schemes and said there is sufficient oxygen in the state and it ranks fifth in the country in terms of vaccination. In addition to doctors, paramedics are also trained to deal with COVID-19 cases, he added.
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