​Goa adopts 'track-test-treat' norms & strict protocols to effectively contain the COVID spread

State Executive Committee enforces COVID appropriate protocols across the state

The State Executive Committee (SEC) has issued an order to enforce strict preventive protocols across Goa after high-density urban areas reported a spike in COVID cases. On Friday, the daily surge of new infections clocked in 280 fresh cases raising health concerns among health and administrative officials alike. Consequently, district officials have been directed here to sternly impose coronavirus appropriate behaviour, including levying fines for violations, to effectively contain the infection threat.

Goa ramps up medical infrastructure to arrest COVID-19

The SEC in Goa has directed to fast-track its defence against the pandemic with the enforcement of tract-test-treat the coronavirus patients. This will include ramping up testing and treatment facilities in the state, timely declaration of RT-PCR tests and prompt containment of positively tested people. To further this initiative, the committee has decided that more hospitals and care centres should be prepared to deal with an increased patient load if need be.

Goa SEC has also notified to identify hotels and other establishments to turn into paid COVID care centres to create additional vacancies for people. More than half the beds at district hospitals are already occupied, informed Heath Secretary. Therefore, this step is the need of this hour. People seeking institutional isolation can benefit from these facilities.

New SOPs to ensure complete compliance with protocols

The SEC has tasked all district collectors to issue an advisory to all possible crowded places to enforce COVID preventive protocols as established by the state. All hotels, restaurants, gyms, marriage halls, industries, mall operation etc under the jurisdiction need to comply with the guidelines issued from time to time.

Authorities also need to conduct random checks to review the arrangement of COVID-19 prevention by these establishments. Additionally, the SEC has directed the health department, police and department of information and publicity to conduct awareness drives, with vigour, across the state to contain the virus spread.

Need to boost the COVID vaccination drive

The Committee has insisted on the need to carry out an expansive and detailed vaccination drive against the coronavirus. It has also encouraged all eligible beneficiaries and frontline worker who are involved in COVID management to get the inoculation. All people over the age of 45 years can get the vaccine jab.

COVID vaccination dirive is being conducted at all government hospitals, primary health centres, district hospitals and private hospitals, the CM informed. He further appealed to all people to follow safety norms amid high infection rise.

Join hands with Knocksense Plasma Drive & help boost Lucknow's COVID-19 recoveries

Knocksense Lucknow's Plasma Drive is a volunteer registration programme for plasma donation.

Amid the high spike of COVID cases and staggered recovery due to the shortage of resources, Knocksense Lucknow has initiated a Plasma Donation Drive to boost coronavirus treatment across the city. As the name suggests, this is a 'volunteer registration programme' for plasma donation which will help create a database of eligible donors, who have recovered from the infection in the last 2 to 4 weeks. These details can then be availed by people in need, saving plenty of efforts in the hour of emergency.

Keep reading... Show less

Essential vendors to receive COVID jab on priority in Jaipur & other districts in Rajasthan

Vegetable sellers, grocery store owners & people selling other essentials like milk, medicines will be vaccinated first

Keeping in view the steep spurt in COVID-19 cases, the Rajasthan government on Tuesday, issued instructions stating that citizens above 45 years of age, selling vegetables, milk, groceries and medicines, will be vaccinated on a priority basis. This resolution has been undertaken because the state is under a lockdown and those involved in this segment of essential services, might become super spreaders.

Keep reading... Show less

Medicinal oxygen for COVID treatment is now available at Maurari Nagar & Talkatora in Lucknow

Oxygen carrying vehicles across Uttar Pradesh will now be monitored via GPS tracking.

On Tuesday, the Oudh Oxygen Centre in Lucknow conducted an oxygen supply camp for the benefit of several recovering patients. Several people from all across the city flocked to this centre at Talkatora Road, Mawaaiya Industrial area, to supplement their oxygen supplies amid an overall acute shortage. A similar drive was also held at Mauraru Nagar, easing the availability of medicinal oxygen; a major respite in these desperate times.

Keep reading... Show less

Ahead of an expected surge in COVID-19 cases, Goa stocks up its oxygen inventories

The Goa Health Department is chalking out an elaborate plan to ensure oxygen availability to all COVID patients.

Goa is facing a scenario where its oxygen demands are set to double but this has only increased the efforts of the state government to supplement its inventory of oxygen supplies to meet the expected need, informed the Health Minister. Goa has also roped in government and private players in Karnataka and Kerala, leaving no stone unturned to ensure it is able to provide the prescribed medical treatment to all patients under the state's care.

Keep reading... Show less

Indore distributes over 12,000 Remdesivir injections across MP to ensure rapid COVID treatment

Indore District Administration denies permissions to wedding ceremonies amid steep escalation of coronavirus cases.

A large consignment of Remdesivir injections arrived at the Indore Airport on Sunday, carrying about 125 boxes of the COVID treatment drug. This lot collectively made about 12,000 injections available for immediate use. As per the directives of the Chief Minister, the state is undertaking several efforts to ensure that there is an optimum supply of medicines and necessary resources for the treatment of coronavirus infected patients in affected districts. Consequently, the medicine boxes were airlifted from the Indore Airport itself, to ensure immediate availability across other cities.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter


Most Read