Ratlam: A day after the district locked another highest single-day tally of corona cases the local administration has extended lockdown in Ratlam till April 26.
A decision in this regard was taken in a meeting of the Crisis Management Group held late on Saturday.
After second wave of the Covid-19, lockdown was clamped in the district from April 9 at 6 PM which was to end on April 19 at 6AM and not it has been further extended till 6 AM of April 26, said an official.
Ratlam district recorded highest ever single-day tally of 195 corona cases on Friday evening. Over 90% cases were from the city area.
On a positive note recovery of active patients has also gone up and 194 corona winners were discharged on Friday. Overall, 1,096 patients are still under treatment.
However, pendency of 1,710 reports of suspected patients is still a matter of concern for the local administration.
No vacancy at GMC
District Collector Gopalchandra Dad has appealed to the administration of neighboring districts that Covid-19 patients should be sent to Ratlam only after confirmation of bed availability. At Government Medical College (GMC) all beds were occupied, and new patients cannot be admitted, said an official.
Norms for use of Remdesivir
The district administration convened a meeting of doctors of private hospital and government hospitals to discuss the use of Remdesiver injections. Presiding over the meet district Collector Gopalchandra Dad said that guidelines for use of Remdesivir injections have been received from Central and State governments. He said Remdesivir injection should be used under emergency for serious patients.