Jaipur, Aug 18 State Health Minister Dr. Raghu Sharma on Tuesday said corona cases have risen in the state at a few places due to super spreaders.
"To control such cases, special focus is on checking the super spreaders. He said milk vendors, vegetable vendors, grocers and whoever falls under this category will be checked effectively so that the spread of infection could be stopped," he added.
Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan are touching new highs each day. On Monday, 1,334 Covid-19 cases were registered while on Tuesday, 694 fresh cases were registered in the state till 8.30 a.m. The state has reported 897 deaths while the cumulative Covid positive cases in the state stand at 63,324. The number of cumulative recovered patients in the state stand at 47,965.
The Health Minister said a selection of 'Swasthya Mitras' has started in urban areas after they were introduced in the villages recently.
The selection of 'Swasthya Mitras' in urban areas was not started due to Covid-19, but will be started soon so that their services could be taken during the time of corona, said Dr. Sharma adding that more than 80,000 'Swasthya Mitras' have been selected in rural areas for medical help and to create general public awareness about their health.
In the second phase, the selection of 'Swasthya Mitras' was to be started in urban areas, but could not be started due to Covid. Now the ward-wise selection of 'Swasthya Mitras' will be started in the urban areas of the state.
The Health Minister said soon beds with oxygen will be increased at all district hospitals and hospitals attached to medical colleges in the state. He said the emphasis of the State Government is on reducing the fatality rate due to corona. In such a situation, patients face more problems due to less saturation of oxygen at night, so directions have been given to deploy trained nursing personnel and staff in all hospitals.
Dr. Sharma said the Government is trying to ensure there is no shortage of doctors during the time of corona and on normal days. For this, the recruitment process of 2,000 doctors has been completed. The problems being faced in this regard have been resolved and directions have been given to appoint these doctors soon.
Dr. Sharma said that the ratio of recovery rate in the state is among the best while the fatality rate is declining fast. The mortality rate at present in the state is 1.4 per cent. Plasma therapy is also being promoted in the state and sufficient quantity of life-saving injections that are worth Rs 40,000 are available and being administered free-of-cost to the patients. The intent of the government is that no person should die of corona and more and more corona positive cases should test negative and people lead a normal life. For this, emphasis is being laid on increasing the recovery percentage.
( With inputs from IANS )