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Guardian Minister Sanjay Kishan assesses COVID-19 situation in Lakhimpur district

Guardian Minister of Lakhimpur district-cum-Minister for Welfare of Tea Tribes, Labour & Employment, Sanjay Kishan took stock of the COVID-19 situation of the district on Thursday.

Sanjay Kishan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 July 2021 2:56 AM GMT

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LAKHIMPUR: Guardian Minister of Lakhimpur district-cum-Minister for Welfare of Tea Tribes, Labour & Employment, Sanjay Kishan took stock of the COVID-19 situation of the district on Thursday. On this day, he visited several COVID Care Centres of the district and interacted with the patients in there in order to assess the services provided by the Health Department and District Administration. He also interacted with the doctors and other health care officials in order to take stock of their problems.

Then he inspected the door-to-door COVID testing drive initiated by the District Health Department at Panigaon area where high positivity of COVID-19 has been observed of late. There he interacted with the local public and appealed to them to strictly follow the COVID-19 protocol laid down by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the State Government in order to break the chain of novel coronavirus contagion.

Then he took part in a COVID-19 review meeting held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office. In the meeting, Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan apprised the minister about the measures taken to contain the COVID-19 contagion by the Health Department and district administration. The Deputy Commissioner stated that a total of 2,40,570 COVID tests were conducted in the district till the date. "During the second wave of contagion, a total of 7,617 people tested positive for COVID-19, out of which 1,157 are active cases at present and 80 people succumbed to COVID-19. A total of 15 COVID Care Centres (CCCs) have been set up across the district. Moreover, 15 micro containment zones have been declared. The COVID situation is under control in the garden areas of the district at present," Deputy Commissioner Sumit Sattawan said.

On the other hand, Superintendent of Police, Bedanta Madhav Rajkhowa apprised the minister about the security measures ensured in the CCCs and actions taken against lockdown violators since July 7. The Joint Director of Health Services informed the minister about the shortage of health officials in the district and appealed to him to take step to resolve the problem at the earliest.

The minister directed the district administration and Health Department to conduct the COVID testing vaccination drive aggressively across the district. He also visited the Dhakuakhana subdivision and took stock of the COVID-19 situation holding meeting with the SDO (Civil) and the health officials of the subdivision.

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