LAKHIMPUR: The Lakhimpur district administration has appealed to the people of the district to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocol and extend due cooperation to the district administration and Health Department in order to curb the COVID-19 contagion.
This appeal was made by Geetali Duworah, ADC (Health), in a press meet on Thursday. The press meet was organized by District Health Society, Lakhimpur in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner's office in order to brief about the COVID-19 scenario of the district. The press meet was attended by Joint Director Dr. Mahendra Das, DIPRO Mandira Chayengiya and NHM District Programme Manager Debanga Bikash Gogoi, along with other officers.
Addressing the media persons, the ADC also appealed to the COVID-19 patients to get admitted in the COVID Care Centres (CCCs) set up by the district administration and to avail the treatment facilities instead of preferring home isolation. The ADC stated that such cooperation and positive attitude on the part of the COVID-19 patients, who do not have adequate facilities for home isolation, would help the district administration to combat the pandemic and to contain further contagion.
Briefing about the COVID scenario of the district, ADC Geetali Duworah said that a total of 1,27,024 tests (1,15,407 RAT and 12,617 RTPCR tests) had been conducted in the district in order to detect COVID-19 patients during the second wave of the contagion since April 1 of the current year. Out of them, 4,211 patients were detected as per RAT result while 260 people were found to be positive for COVID-19 infection as per RTPCR Test result. At present, a total of 1,253 cases are active in the district. According to the ADC, out of these active patients, only 304 patients are staying in the CCCs, as a result of which 784 beds out of 1,088 beds are still to be filled.
The ADC informed that the district administration had set up 10 CCCs across the district, including in Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital and tea gardens. She stated that the district administration had made all arrangements to tackle the third wave of the pandemic contagion as warned by NITI Ayog.
According to the information received from the ADC, the COVID-19 patient recovery rate of the district is 70 per cent, while positivity rate is 3.49 per cent and mortality rate is 1.25 per cent. A total of 56 persons succumbed to COVID-19 during the second wave of contagion. On the other hand, a total of 1,30,307 people of the district have been vaccinated till date.