Bikaner Collector briefs PM Modi on Covid management via VC
Bikaner: The District Collector of Bikaner Namit Mehta on Thursday, briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Covid management and ground situation during a Video Conference with him.
Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot also attended the Video Conference wherein, Modi held dialogues with District Collectors from various states on Covid management.
From Rajasthan, Namit Mehta informed the Prime Minister in detail about the works being done to handle the pandemic and break the chain of virus in Bikaner.
Mehta said that the number of sampling for Covid testing was increased and effective contact tracing was conducted to break the chain of virus.
To make people aware about Covid appropriate behavior, a campaign was run with the assistance of NCC, scouts and guides and various social organisations.
He said that lockdown has been in force since April 19 and action on those violating the norms is being taken.
Briefing him about the medical facilities, the Collector said that the number of beds was increased from 350 to 1,000 out of which, 600 beds are related to high flow oxygen.
The Collector also mentioned that nursing students were engaged as ‘Oxygen Mitra’ and optimum and rational use of oxygen was ensured and all these efforts brought down the requirement of 4.3 cylinders per patient to 2.3 cylinders per patient.
He said that Covid infection has spread in rural areas in the second wave. In view of the possibility of a third wave, advance preparations are being made.
The Prime Minister also spoke to the Collectors of selected districts of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh etc. Besides, Collectors of Pali, Udaipur, Kota and Sri Ganganagar also participated in the Video Conference.