Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur launches Home Isolation Kit for COVID-19 patients

In Himachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched Home Isolation Kit for COVID-19 patients in home isolation from Peterhoff in Shimla  today. He flagged off 11 vehicles to different parts of the state carrying Home Isolation Kits.  He also launched Himachal COVID Care Application and e-Sanjeevani OPD to connect people with AIIMS, Bilaspur for online consultation and treatment.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Thakur said, these kits would be provided to the COVID-19 patients in home isolation by concerned MLAs. He urged the elected representatives to ensure that the kits were made available to the patients at the earliest.

The Chief Minister said that e-Sanjeevani OPD would ensure effective communication between the patients and physicians and enable them to get proper advice from the specialists. He said, COVID Care App would provide an effective mechanism for monitoring the patients in home isolation.

Mr Thakur stated that the State Government is also planning to start a special campaign to identify patients particularly in rural areas having symptoms of Influenza Like Illness (ILI) so that they could be tested at the earliest. He urged the MLAs, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions(PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies(ULBs), ASHA workers and other health functionaries to come forward to identify such patients. He said that the State Government would also honour the Panchayats performing well in implementation of this drive.

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur, while appreciating the frontline workers in fighting the Corona virus, said that it was due to their efforts that country and the state was successfully fighting the COVID situation. He said that about 216 crore vaccine vials would be made available to the people of the country by end of this year. He said that India has provided life saving drugs to about 195 countries during the first phase of the pandemic.


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