ITANAGAR, Jul 19: The health minister Alo Libang has claimed that the Covid 19 situation is still under control in Itanagar capital region (ICR) despite a high positivity rate. He was talking to the media here at DCH Chimpu on Monday while receiving Thai Lemon consignment from Green Gold group chairman Likha Maj who distributed it free of cost to DCH.
Libang said the health department is following the mantra of conducting a high number of tests in order to isolate the infected people. “We are further planning to increase the number of tests being conducted. More the tests, the more it becomes easier to identify infected people and get them necessary treatment,” said the health minister. He also said bed occupancy at DCH Chimpu and DCHC Midpu is still low. “Situation is under control and there is nothing to worry about. The Micro containment zone measures should be strictly followed. Public themselves should voluntarily help district administration by following containment measures and covid appropriate behaviours,” he added.
On the occasion, the health minister also extended gratitude to Green gold group chairman Likha Maj for donating Thai Lemon free of cost to DCH. He further appreciated help extended by various NGOs and individuals in the battle against Covid 19.
The TRIHMS Director Dr Moji Jini who also addressed media informed that total 210 bed is ready at DCH Chimpu
“At present 60 patients are admitted. We have one 500 LPM and another 180 LPM making a total 680 LPM oxygen plants. There are 250 jumbo cylinders for back up. We have placed a need for another 1000 LPM oxygen plant here at DCH,” informed Dr Jini. Further he shared that 220 beds are getting ready at TRIHMS, Naharlagun with central oxygen supply facilities. “Right now the furnishing is going on. We have a 2200 LPM oxygen plant at TRIHMS and there is a plan for a liquid oxygen plant. The health department is ready for the 3rd and 4th wave,” added Dr Jini.
On the issue of lockdown Dr Jini said it is the last resort used by the government. “As of now the situation is under control but if cases continue to rise at alarming rate the government will have to impose a lockdown. This can be avoided if people cooperate by following all the SOPs. It is now up to the public to stop the imposition of lockdown,” he said.
The Green Gold group chairman Likha Maj said he will extend whatever possible help from his side to the health department in the battle against Covid 19.