We want to make Haryana self-reliant
Haryana Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that the Health Department personnel who have done good work during the period of Covid will be honoured at the State Level and at the District Level. Apart from this, the houses in the state where all the members have received both the vaccines of Covid, their homes will be called "Green Star Houses" to encourage others to get the vaccine. Similarly, all the personnel working in all the 92 municipalities of the state will be vaccinated.
Sh. Vij was presiding over a review meeting on various health related activities with the officials of Health Department here today. Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Education and Research, Sh. S.N. Roy and other officers were also present in this meeting.
It was informed in the meeting that there are 40 COVID testing laboratories in the state, out of which 19 are government and 21 private laboratories and about 1.30 lakh samples are being tested per day by these laboratories. Apart from this, 8 new molecular laboratories are being set up at Fatehabad, Hisar, Narnaul, Kurukshetra, Charkhi-Dadri, Kaithal, Jhajjar and Palwal in the state and are being continuously reviewed. Similarly, 1.73 crore people have been screened in the state, out of which 65 per cent people were found to have ILI (Influenza Like Illness) symptoms.
*The second dose vaccine of Covid should be administered to the eligible beneficiaries by going door to door - Vij*
Sh. Vij instructed the officers that after preparing the data of those who have to get the second vaccine of Covid, they should be informed if they are eligible. On this the officials apprised the Minister that the eligible people would be informed about this by SMS. He said that the second vaccine of covid should be administered from door to door to the eligible beneficiaries.
In the meeting, the minister was apprised that till September 23, a total of 2,17,79,655 beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the state, in which 1,59,86,337 have been given the first dose, 57,93,318 have been given the second dose. In addition, 99 percent of the first dose and 93 percent of the second dose have been administered to health care workers. Similarly, 103% of the first dose and 99% of the second dose have been applied to the frontline workers. In the meeting, the Minister was apprised about the coverage of Covid vaccination that 50,11,317 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the state during 122 days from January 16, 2021 to May 18, 2021. Similarly, till July 13, 2021, 1,00,56,163 beneficiaries have been vaccinated. Similarly, till August 24, 2021, 1,50,45,576 beneficiaries have been vaccinated and till September 16, 2021, 2,01,05,787 beneficiaries have been vaccinated.
*Anil Vij directs to vaccinate all the personnel working in all 92 municipalities of the state*
In the meeting, the Health Minister instructed the officials concerned that all the personnel working in all the 92 municipalities of the State should be vaccinated so that there would be no problem in future. Similarly, a special campaign should be started in Nuh district to vaccinate people there, the minister was apprised by the officials that 100 percent first dose has been administered to the eligible beneficiaries in Keera village of Nuh. Similarly, the work of vaccination in Nuh is in full swing.
*The state will become self-sufficient with regard to oxygen- Vij*
Regarding oxygen, Sh. Vij said that we want to make Haryana self-reliant with regard to oxygen and in this episode, out of 40 PSA plants received from PM Care Fund, 39 plants have been made operational. Apart from this, the Government of India has offered 22 more oxygen plants to Haryana from PM Care Fund. Similarly, out of 22 oxygen plants under CSR, 20 have been commissioned and another 18 plants CSR coming up under CSR. He said that PSA plants would be installed in all hospitals above 50 beds so that there is no shortage of oxygen in Haryana.
*No laxity will be tolerated in the inspection related to food items- Vij*
In view of the upcoming festive season, the Health Minister instructed the officials that no laxity will be tolerated in the inspection related to food items and legal action will be taken in this regard. On this matter, the minister was apprised by the concerned officials that work is being done to set up laboratories for testing of food items at the divisional level. It was informed in the meeting that a special campaign is being run in this regard in Faridabad and Gurugram, under which work is being done to make people aware.
*Random formula will be adopted for raid-vij*
Similarly, with regard to drugs, Sh. Vij directed the officers to conduct frequent raids to check counterfeit drugs so that the youth could be saved from drug addiction. While giving instructions to the officers, he said that random formula should be worked out for raids and raids should be conducted on such shops etc. by taking out orders randomly. Similarly, the Minister was apprised that in the last seven months, 241 raids were conducted and 10,502 inspections were conducted.
The meeting was attended by Dr. Saket Kumar, Managing Director of Medical Services Corporation, Sh. Prabhjot Singh, Mission Director of NHM, Dr. Shaleen, Director of Medical Education and Research Department, Rajiv Rattan, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, Director General of Health Services, Dr. Veena Singh and other seniors were present.