Assam CM reviews COVID-19 situation, asks officials to check price rise of medicines
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the state and directed officials to take measures so that prices of essential goods and medicines do not
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the state and directed officials to take measures so that prices of essential goods and medicines do not increase.
Sonowal also had a telephonic discussion with Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the steps being taken by the administration following a spike in coronavirus cases and fatalities, official sources said.
In a video conference with the deputy commissioners, the chief minister reviewed various aspects of COVID-19 response in the districts and directed them to keep a check on the prices of essential commodities and medicines.
He also asked the DCs to regularly visit hospitals and check on the availability of medicines supplied by the government. The chief minister suggested that the public be informed of the gravity of the coronavirus situation. He asked the officials to take joint measures in consultation with tea garden management to control the spread of the infection in the garden areas and also directed that the rates of essential commodities are fixed in consultation with chambers of commerce.
Sonowal also directed the health department to take all measures to augment healthcare infrastructure to deal with the present crisis, sources said. The deputy commissioners informed the chief minister of the measures taken in their respective districts to check the spread of the disease and treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Superintendents of the medical colleges informed him about the steps taken for strengthening infrastructure in the facilities for COVID treatment.
Principal Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Samir Sinha apprised Sonowal of the present status of COVID-19 patients, availability of oxygen and its storage capacity, ICU beds and testing.
The chief minister asked him to prepare a road map to ensure availability of oxygen to meet any COVID related emergency situation.
The meeting was also attended by Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah, DGP Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, Chief Ministers Additional Chief Secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur and other senior officials. PTI
First Published: 7th May, 2021 14:45 IST
TOPMOST STORY NOW
Live Watch | Northeast Tonight | Battle for Tripura￼29th September 2022
Live 3-day celebration to observe district day in Dibrugarh01st October 2022
Live Nagaland Ad Hoc teachers to continue with indefinite hunger strike01st October 2022
Live Festive fervour grips Assam on Maha Shashti01st October 2022
Live Russia has 4 new regions, Putin declares annexing Ukrainian lands01st October 2022
Festive fervour grips Assam on Maha Shashti
Today is Maha Shashti, and this auspicious occasion marks the commencement of Durga Puja festivities wherein devotees welcome Goddess Durga with pomp and gusto. Today, Goddess Durga’s deity is unveiled in front of the public. Several rituals are performed while the ‘dhakis’ keep the mood and spirit of the puja alive by playing the ‘dhak’—a […]01st October 2022
Over 80 families from Haflong seek fair compensation for 2 way Assam Mala project
Uncertainty looms large over the construction of the 2 way Assam Mala project from Haflong Tinali to Lower Haflong in Dima Hasao as over 80 families have knocked on the doors of the Gauhati High Court, seeking fair compensation for their land and crops. Families whose land, gardens, and crops stand to be lost as […]30th September 2022
Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Myanmar, tremors felt in parts of NE
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar today, in wee hours. The tremors are felt in parts of the northeast including Manipur, Nagaland and Southern Assam. According to the National Centre For Seismology, the earthquake hit Myanmar at 3:52 am at a depth of 140 km. Also Read : Assam: DC, ADC of Hojai suspended following misbehaviour […]30th September 2022
India vs SA T20: Both teams are set to hold practice session at Barsapara stadium today
Cricket fever has gripped Assam. After an impressive show in the first T20 against South Africa, India will be keen to deliver once again in the second T20. After arriving in Guwahati yesterday, the Indian cricket team and the South African team are all set to hold their respective practice sessions at the Barsapara stadium […]30th September 2022