Chairman, DDMA Leh inspects Covid-19 surveillance mechanism in areas around Leh
Leh, May 17: Chairman, DDMA Leh, Shrikant Suse, today visited Shey, Thiksay and Chuchot villages to review COVID management in light of the surge in cases in these areas.
Chairman, DDMA Leh, directed the concerned officials to establish Covid Care Centres/institutional quarantine centres in the community halls or high schools in these villages with beds and other facilities such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders, medicines and required essentials. These preventive and preparatory measures are for effective mitigation of the spread of infection.
Chairman, DDMA Leh, impressed upon the officials to increase Covid surveillance and contact tracing mechanisms. He also directed the officials to enforce Covid SOPs. He also exhorted officials to ensure an unhindered supply of essential commodities and goods in these areas through home delivery.
With the outbreak of infection among labourers in the Shey and Thiksey area in mind, Chairman, DDMA Leh, directed for strict monitoring of Covid patients in home isolation and contacts in quarantine.
The Administration also distributed Covid care kits to patients in home isolation.
Chairman, DDMA Leh, visited PHC Thiksay to review arrangements for Covid patients.
He directed the concerned officials to increase the number of oxygenated beds for Covid patients to 10. He also directed CMO Leh to make available oxygen cylinders/concentrators at the earliest.
During the visit, Chairman DDMA Leh also inspected the enforcement of the Covid curfew in these areas. Nine FIRs were registered against people found violating the covid curfew restrictions around Chuchot Yokma.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh; Councillor, Chuchot; Additional Superintendent of Police, Leh; Chief Medical Officer, Leh; Tehsildar, Leh; Block Medical Officer, Leh; Block Development Officer, Kharu and Nambardar, Thiksey accompanied the Chairman during the visit.