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Baksa DC takes stock of COVID scenario, maternal and infant mortality rates

Deputy Commissioner of Baksa district, Ranjan Sharma took stock of the overall COVID situation

Baksa DC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Sep 2020 2:40 AM GMT

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BAKSA: Deputy Commissioner of Baksa district, Ranjan Sharma took stock of the overall COVID situation and reviewed the status of maternal and infant mortality rates of the entire district in a high-level meeting with health officials at his office chamber on Friday evening.

According to the National Health Mission (MHM) officials of Baksa, the total COVID positive cases in the district was 2,251, out of which 599 were active cases, 499 cases were under home isolation and 100 were in institutional COVID centres. The COVID care centres of the district are Barama, Salbari and Nagrijuli Model Hospitals and Dr. Ravi Baro Civil Hospital at Mushalpur.

The Deputy Commissioner ordered the health officials to strictly monitor the home isolated COVID patients. The health officials also disclosed that in the months of April, May and June this year, number of infant and maternal deaths was 54 and 11respectively. The Deputy Commissioner expressed his dissatisfaction with the figures and asked officials to take the mater seriously and to take prompt action like creating awareness amongst the villagers and weaker sections of the district. The meeting was attended by Joint Director Health Services and Family Welfare, Assistant Commissioner Snigdha Mitherpangsha, and other officials.

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