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People Have To Come Forward To Prevent Further Spread Of COVID, Says Haryana Health Minister

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that the only approach to prevent the spread of the imperceptible COVID-19 is to adhere to the protocols and social distancing norms put in practice by the State and Central Governments

People Have To Come Forward To Prevent Further Spread Of COVID, Says Haryana Health Minister
Highlights
  • Haryana Health Minister shared the steps taken by the state to combat COVID
  • During the second COVID wave, meeting the oxygen demand was main concern
  • Oxygen audit committees were constituted to assess the demand: Mr Vij

Chandigarh: Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij on Thursday (August 26) said that people have to actively come forward to prevent further spread of corona in the state. Mr Vij said that the only approach to prevent the spread of the imperceptible COVID-19 is to adhere to the protocols and social distancing norms put in practice by the State and Central Governments. “If we follow these protocols like wearing of masks, maintaining social distancing, and ensuring hand hygiene, then we will be able to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus”, he said in a statement.

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To combat the precarious COVID-19 situation, Haryana Government adopted an empirical approach and remained perceptive during the first and second waves which resulted in a sharp decline of COVID cases in the State. The state health Minister anticipated the basic requirements and took several steps like the constitution of various committees and teams to handle various activities like Surveillance, Call Centre Management, HR Management, Training and awareness generation, Material Management at State and District Levels. Supervision and monitoring of various activities undertaken for containment of COVID-19 on March 9, 2020, even before the first case was reported, Mr Vij said.

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Likewise, during the second wave this year, there was a sudden spurt of COVID-19 cases, and meeting the oxygen demand was the main concern. To monitor the oxygen distribution, a Control Room at State Headquarters, comprising of Senior Administrative Secretaries of different departments was set up, he said. Listing the key steps taken, Mr Vij said that oxygen audit committees were constituted at District as well as State Level to assess the oxygen demand.

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He further elaborated that the Engineering Department expedited the extension of gas pipelines on COVID beds in hospitals, call centers, and oxygen helpline numbers were distributed to masses, officers of other departments were deputed outside Haryana for monitoring the supply of oxygen from far off plants. He specified different challenges were identified during both the waves.

During the first wave, the challenges were, establishing COVID labs, training the existing manpower, strengthening the existing infrastructure, ensuring availability of logistics, medicines, monitoring the treatment of patients and control the spread of infection, and most importantly motivating the exhausted and demoralized Health Care Workers and Frontline Workers. The Government has taken effective steps to help in curtailing the spread of the highly contagious virus, he added.

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World

26,06,51,261Cases
22,14,73,133Active
3,39,88,797Recovered
51,89,331Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,06,51,261 and 51,89,331 have died; 22,14,73,133 are active cases and 3,39,88,797 have recovered as on November 27, 2021 at 4:06 am.

India

3,45,63,749 8,318Cases
1,07,0193,114Active
3,39,88,797 10,967Recovered
4,67,933 465Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,63,749 confirmed cases including 4,67,933 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,07,019 and 3,39,88,797 have recovered as on November 27, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,105

12,153 699

64,80,061 665

1,40,891 34

Kerala

51,24,618 4,677

50,109 2,343

50,35,384 6,632

39,125 388

Karnataka

29,94,963 402

6,640 119

29,50,130 277

38,193 6

Tamil Nadu

27,23,991 746

8,418 24

26,79,130 759

36,443 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,198 184

2,163 31

20,55,603 214

14,432 1

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,368 8

91 0

16,87,368 8

22,909

West Bengal

16,13,451 710

7,847 20

15,86,165 721

19,439 9

Delhi

14,40,807 23

301 8

14,15,411 31

25,095

Odisha

10,48,228 219

2,216 5

10,37,609 222

8,403 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,706 33

319 7

9,92,794 26

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,715 21

174 19

9,45,586 2

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,354 27

308 7

8,16,954 34

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,097 9

103 1

7,82,466 8

10,528

Haryana

7,71,643 21

158 2

7,61,431 19

10,054

Bihar

7,26,209 5

45 1

7,16,501 6

9,663

Telangana

6,75,319 171

3,534 3

6,67,798 167

3,987 1

Assam

6,16,312 175

2,791 44

6,07,435 219

6,086

Punjab

6,03,173 41

335 21

5,86,245 18

16,593 2

Jharkhand

3,49,196 12

109 0

3,43,947 12

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,169 13

144 13

3,36,618 26

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,237 174

1,719 13

3,30,048 157

4,470 4

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,859 102

827 8

2,22,190 107

3,842 3

Goa

1,78,799 34

266 11

1,75,152 22

3,381 1

Mizoram

1,33,921 359

4,227 111

1,29,206 469

488 1

Puducherry

1,28,825 31

321 3

1,26,632 28

1,872

Manipur

1,25,098 28

674 13

1,22,456 39

1,968 2

Tripura

84,771 10

80 4

83,871 6

820

Meghalaya

84,394 16

335 4

82,591 20

1,468

Chandigarh

65,438 8

48 7

64,570 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,260 2

33 1

54,947 3

280

Sikkim

32,207 9

119 6

31,685 15

403

Nagaland

32,096 4

136 5

31,264 9

696

Ladakh

21,467 32

243 8

21,011 24

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394 11

29 11

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,678 1

3 0

7,546 1

129

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