GUWAHATI: Health Minister Keshab Mahanta took stock of the COVID situation in Kamrup Metro on Saturday.
The Minister took part in a meeting with Deputy Commissioner Biswajit Pegu where police administration officials, health officials, and MPWs (Multi-Purpose Workers) were present.
Mahanta appealed to the police and health officials to focus on three Ts — Testing, Tracking and Treatment to contain the spread.
In informing the Minister about the COVID situation in Kamrup Metro, DC Pegu said, "The population density of Kamrup Metro is very high. But we are working extensively as a team due to which the number of positive patients has reduced by three per cent."
GMC (Guwahati Municipal Corporation) Additional Commissioner Pulak Mahanta said, "After testing 74,827 people who came in contact with positive patients, as many as 8,183 were detected positive. A dangerous situation would have prevailed in Kamrup Metro if these people were not identified in a time-bound manner." Further, DC Pegu informed the Minister that from April 1 to June 11, as many as 6,38,552 people were tested out of which 51,883 positive cases were detected.
"Currently, Kamrup Metro has 2,815 active cases. From April 1 to June 11, a total of 748 people died of the virus. To date, while 5,15,767 people have received Covidshield jabs, as many as 91,127 people have received Covaxin," the DC said. He assured the Minister that there is no shortage of beds in COVID Care Centres.
"A total of 1,090 beds are vacant in the COVID Care Centres. At Royal Global University, out of a total of 1,000 beds, 299 are vacant. Among other centres –State Institute of Panchayat and Rural Development, Kahikuchi has 50 vacant beds out of 270, and Sarusajai COVID Centre is using 290 beds out of 400," the DC added. The Minister urged the Gaon Buras, MPWs, and Circle Officers to work together to improve the COVID situation. He also added that the people who have received the first dose of Covaxin can get the second jab as there is no shortage.
The meeting was also attended by GMC Commissioner Devashish Sharma, Guwahati Joint Police Commissioner Devraj Upadhyay, among others.