Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviews COVID-19 situation
Guwahati/IBNS: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday held a meeting with the health department, disaster management, police and concerned officials to review the current COVID-19 situation in the state and prepare the action plan for tackling the same at his official residence in Guwahati.
Principal Secretary of Health Department Samir Kumar Sinha gave a PowerPoint presentation on the prevailing situation and steps taken so far to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The Assam Chief Minister was apprised that the number of hospital beds in every district has been increased in anticipation of rising cases while Remdesivir medicine, oxygen cylinders etc have been stocked adequately.
CEO of ASDMA G.D. Tripathi also informed the Chief Minister about steps taken by the department to manage the situation. He also highlighted the need to impose restrictions in the districts where the number of cases has risen to more than a hundred to prevent mass gatherings.
Sonowal directed the Chief Secretary to prepare each district to fight the pandemic while instructing the DGP to strictly maintain COVID19 protocols and prevent mass gatherings.
He also laid stress on making the people aware about wearing masks, maintain cleanliness and asked the concerned departments to ramp up COVID-19 tests at the bus, truck terminuses while making tests of truck drivers coming from outside compulsory at the Srirampur and Chagolia gates.
Health Minister Dr HimantaBiswaSarma was also present in the meeting and he instructed the health department officials to start a helpline for various Cornavirus consultations and problems.
It is to be mentioned that the key decisions taken on Monday’s meeting would be made public in the press meet to be addressed by Chief Secretary and DGP on Tuesday.