Rajasthan to intensify COVID testing & public awareness campaigns in rural areas!

Rajasthan to intensify COVID testing & public awareness campaigns in rural areas!

Jaipur's treatment infrastructure to get a boost amid high rise of coronavirus spread.

In order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state's rural areas, the government of Rajasthan has decided to cover all grounds and increase covid testing, in a systematic way. The state has also decide to amplify awareness campaigns, educating the rural population about the pandemic and use of precautionary measures, such as face masks and social distancing.

Authorities have also been asked to impose night curfews in 8 districts of the state, with absolute strictness. Besides that, the administration has decided to boost the medical infrastructure in the state capital Jaipur, to shoulder the urban case load and patient influx from neighbouring regions.

Rajasthan builds defence on all grounds!

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Rajasthan is building guards on all fronts to prevent the development of any new COVID hotspot in the state. The state is placed knee-deep in the quicksand of the second wave and people's negligence is being pointed out as the primary cause, by senior health department officials. The norms of social distancing and wearing a face mask were flouted during the elective and festive rush over the last few weeks, which the officials stated, have resulted in a significant case rise throughout Rajasthan.

In an attempt to curtail this rise, the state has decided to push the testing capacities in the rural regions, where the process is currently being carried out at a receded rate, as compared to the numbers of capital Jaipur and other urban districts. This step will help the state to ascertain and gauge the root cause of spiked cases, and identify new cases with improved efficacy.

The State has also decided to ramp up the medical treatment infrastructure in Jaipur which is collapsing rapidly as more and more people, from the city and neighbouring regions, are opting for better services at hospitals in the capital. The Chief Minister has therefore directed all private hospitals to expand services, create more beds of infected patients and open up more spaces for them. The State is further working on elaborate arrangements to meet the requirement of oxygen cylinders for treatment purposes.

No relaxations amidst 'Second Wave'

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The State Health Minister reportedly said that Rajasthan will experience the infection peak in December and the state has thus negated the provisions of any relaxations until the end of the wedding season on December 11. Officials have also been quoted saying that a night curfew will be imposed in districts which report a sharp case rise in order to break the chain of virus transmission.

As of Friday, Rajasthan's tally added about 3,093 new cases, taking its aggregate tally to 2,60,040 cases, with 28,183 active load. Recovery stands at 88.3% in the state as 2,29,602 patients have been declared covid free. Death toll clocks over 2,255 mortalities with 0.9% case fatality ratio.

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