Says screening to be conducted by concerned SMOs/SDMs
469 zones wise teams set up for aggressive contact tracing and home isolated monitoring
Jalandhar, August 22, 2020: Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori on Saturday announced that the Covid patients with asymptotic conditions needed not visit to the Covid Care Centre established in Government Meritorious School, Jalandhar for mandatory screening to get home isolation permission as now the screening would be conducted at their respective SMOs/SDM offices.
Reviewing current situation and Covid preparedness with officials from civil, health and police departments, Thori said that those who are tested positive and are asymptomatic will can now get screened themselves for seeking home isolation permission from SMOs in Community Health Centres (CHCs) or Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and then SDMs.
He said the health department has its SMOs in Shahkot, Bara Pind, Lohian, Jandiala, Apra, Nurmahal, Phillaur, Kala Bakra, Adampur, Nakodar, Kartarpur, Mehatpur, Bilga, Bundala, Shanker and others areas who are now have been authorized by the administration.
He said that this would help to minimize the unnecessary stress of the Covid positive asymptomatic patients who were facing problems in visiting the Covid Care Centre in Government Meritorious School.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner said that administration has divided the district into 469 zones and a team of doctor, Civil and Police Official has been set up in each zone for ensuring contact tracing on war footing besides monitoring of home isolated patients.
He said that MC Joint Commissioner Innayat would be nodal officer for all the teams besides concern SDMs and senior police officials would also supervise the functioning of the teams.
He said that due to spike in Covid cases, the health teams have been facing huge workload in the terms of sample collection, data entry, reporting, contract tracing and these zone wise teams would prove beneficial for ensuring immediate tracing of 10 contracts of each positive case so that their testing could be undertaken at the earliest.
He said that the early detection and early treatments are keys to keeping contagion under check effectively and reducing Case Fatality Rate (CFR).
He told that it was the moral duty of all of us to fight this war against Covid 19 effectively with better coordination.
A video-conference was also held by Chief Secretary Vinni Mahajan with all deputy commissioners of the state in which she directed them to upgrade the level-III health infrastructure to save the precious lives.
Prominent among present included Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal, SDMs Rahul Sindhu, Dr Jai Inder Singh, PUDA Estate Officer Navneet Kaur Bal and others were present.