Mysore/Mysuru: In the wake of surge in Corona positive cases in district, Zilla Panchayat (ZP) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) A.M. Yogesh made a surprise visit to a few Gram Panchayats (GPs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in Mysuru taluk yesterday.
He visited Beerihundi, Gopalapura, Jayapura, Doora and Udbur CHCs, PHCs and GPs. He interacted with doctors treating Covid patients and checked the records.
He suggested officers to keep a watch on home isolated patients, to perform last rites of Covid victims with utmost care and to interact with the inmates of COVID Care Centres (CCCs) daily to instil confidence in them.
“Make efforts to free rural areas from Corona by identifying infected persons at the earliest and treating them. Have an extra vigil on children, aged, pregnant and lactating women in rural areas,” he said.
‘Complete health survey soon’
ZP CEO Yogesh, who held Gram Panchayat Task Force meeting at Hadinaru village in Nanjangud taluk, asked ASHA and Anganwadi workers to complete house-to-house health survey before May 31.
He also directed them to create awareness among the villagers to strictly follow the Government guidelines to prevent spreading of COVID-19 pandemic.
On the occasion, CEO also distributed Covid Kits to ASHA Workers. Jayapura GP Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) Narahari, doctors of various PHCs were present.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dr. B.S. Manjunathaswamy visited Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Covid Care Centres (CCCs) in Hunsur taluk and held talks with Taluk Task Force members yesterday.
Dr. Manjunathaswamy, who is also a Nodal Officer for Mysuru Taluk, reviewed the progress of house-to-house survey in taluk and also implementation of the ‘Pancha Sutra’ (a set of five principles) to combat COVID contagion announced by the Mysuru DC.
He also sought information from the officers concerned about the progress of pasting posters of ‘Pancha Sutra’ and creating awareness among the villagers about the same.
He then checked on the number of people visiting Covid Mitra centres and its usefulness.
Later, the ADC inspected Covid Mitra centres and visited CCCs of various villages in the taluk to see the cleanliness, food and medical services being provided there.
Subsequently, he went to COVID War Room situated in the Hunsur Taluk Office premises and studied its functioning.
Later he held a meeting with the Taluk Task Force members involved in COVID works and instructed them to work efficiently.
Mysuru DC’s ‘Pancha Sutra’ to combat COVID contagion
1. As soon as you get COVID symptoms, isolate yourselves at home and stay away from family. Mandatorily wear a mask.
2. Take medication in consultation with your doctor and inhale hot steam. Sleep in prone position — patients are made to lie on their abdomen to boost their oxygen levels. Proning has its immediate benefits. Have healthy and nutritious food.
3. Instead of panicking and struggling to get into a hospital following symptoms, call COVID Mitra Helpline 0821-2424111. In case of requirement, beds will be allotted and patients taken to the hospitals.
4. Don’t wait for RT-PCR tests. Call the doctor and start taking antibiotics. Chest CT Scan, CRP-D-Dimer tests must be done.
5. COVID pandemic cannot be curbed if all people go for RT-PCR tests. Only precautionary measures taken in five days after symptoms surface, consultation with doctors and timely medication will help.