*DC Doda reviews Covid management in the district* _GMC has to revisit its role for the better patient care during the recent surge of Covid-19 cases, directs stakeholders to draft fresh SOPs regarding better functioning of the institution_ DC

Publish Date : 15/02/2022
Doda, January 15:
Deputy Commissioner Doda Vikas Sharma today chaired the meeting of key officials of the Covid management committee here at DC office to review the Covid management in the district.
The DC while reviewing the preparedness of the GMC in dealing with the recent surge in the Covid-19, reteriated that GMC has an important role to play and accordingly it has to revisit its role for the better patient care, besides directed the concerned stakeholders from medical and administration wings to collectively devise a fresh SOPs for the better patient care in the institution.
Moreover the DC directed the CMO and GMC authorities to find out the space within the vicinity of the GMC wherein a reception/help desk type facility shall be created where the patients/attendants can enquire or submit their grievances for timely response, besides the DC informed that a group of ten NYK/NYCs shall be deployed in the GMC to ensure covid management and implementation of CAB.
With regard to the surveillance of patients in home isolation and in GMC the DC was informed that surveillance teams have been constituted across the town, besides in rural areas at sub centre level.
The DC directed the concerned to ensure that proper surveillance of the patients under home isolation is being conducted on priority basis, besides asked them to ensure that covid kits are being provided to everyone without any fail.
Further the DC asked the CMO to direct the BMOs to conduct random inspections in the Covid care centres established at Panchayat level across the district and  submit the report today evening ensuring that all critical components are presently available for the smooth running of the facilities.
With regard to Covid testing the DC directed the concerned to ensure that atleast 600 RTPCR tests are conducted, besides asked to conduct more than 4000 RAT tests on daily basis for early detection and to curb the transmission positively.
In addition to this DC directed the CMO to re establish the nakas at all the entry points of the district, besides directs to widely publicize the contact details of the doctors who shall be deputed for tele consultation, today positively.
Regarding Vaccination the DC has asked the CMO to cover up the pending schools by tommorrow so that the students in the sanctioned age group studying in those institutions shall be vaccinated, besides directed the EO MC to ensure that all public places including Govt institutions shall be fully sanitized in the upcoming days.
The meeting was attended by SSP Doda, ACR Doda, CMO Doda, Tehsildar Doda, Tehsildar HQA, MO and I/C Community Medicine GMC Doda, EO MC Doda, District Epidemiologist besides other officials were also present.