First district to start Oxygen generation; locals appreciate SSP Reasi’s efforts
STATE TIMES NEWSREASI: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Khan, on Wednesday visited District Hospital Reasi and reviewed the status of COVID control measures being put in place to tackle COVID-19 pandemic effectively.Advisor Farooq Khan, accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Ajay Kumar, SSP Reasi Shailendra Singh took stock of entire medical infrastructure availability in the hospital. He was informed that the hospital is equipped with modern state of art medical CT scan machine, X-ray machine, ultrasound machine besides well equipped OT rooms, Gynae rooms and general ward.Deputy Commissioner informed the Advisor about status of initiatives being taken up by the district administration saying that the vaccination centres have been identified in the district where regular vaccination of COVID-19 is being carried out. Besides, testing/sampling of travelers coming through road and railways is also being carried out while surveillance teams are conducting random testing of COVID-19, he added.Ajay Kumar informed the Advisor about the present status of RTPCR/RAT/ Truenat testing, active positive cases, micro containment zones, vaccination status of HCW/FLWAW, availability of oxygen equipments, beds and other medical facilities in the district.Reasi is the first district to start Oxygen generation plant. Locals have appreciated SSP Reasi Shailendra Singh’s efforts in getting the Oxygen Plant installed within shortest period.Advisor Farooq Khan also reviewed the functioning of departments of FCS&CA, Social welfare, Police, Revenue and healthcare system. He exhorted upon the administration to adopt proactive approach in handling COVID-19 positive cases besides increasing recovery rate. He said additional hospitals and health institutions can also be ramped up for enhancing medical aid facilities in the district. He laid emphasis on ensuring tele-medicine facility in the district for attending non COVID-19 OPDs.Advisor Farooq Khan also enquired about the status of all oxygen generating plants in the district. He directed the SSP for ensuring zero pilferage and zero diversion of medical oxygen to non-health institutions.SSP Shalinder Singh, PO ICDS Renu Kumari, ACR Sanjay Badyal, DSWO Gulshan Kumar and other concerned officers were present.Advisor emphasized District Social Welfare Officer to clear pendency of all old age pension, widows pension, PCP pension and marriage assistance cases with involvement of PRIs.Similarly, PO ICDS was directed to ensure that nutrition is reaching at the target places and AD FCS&CA was asked to check that free ration is reaching to every needy person under PMJKSY.
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