RATLAM: One thirty nine Covid-19 patients were discharged from the Covid hospital here on Saturday while 34 more were discharged on Sunday.
One forty six more tested positive on Saturday taking the district’s tally to 6,793. Overall, 1,726 reports were awaited on Saturday.
With 110 deaths and 5,831 recovered, a total of 852 patients of Ratlam were still under treatment till late on Saturday.
When contacted epidemiologist Dr Gaurav Boriwal and district medical officer Dr Pramod Prajapati said that second wave of Covid-19 epidemic commenced in the district around the first week of March and he opined that the second wave will slow down by the end of April.
He said that hot spots have been identified in the city on the basis of cases reported and now at these hot spots special drive of vaccination will be undertaken besides other preventive measures.
District collector Gopalchandra Dad said that family members of the patients admitted at the ICU will be informed about the patient’s condition by the duty doctors every day between 1 pm to 3 pm.
Meanwhile, the local administration four-day long special campaign for the Covid-19 vaccination has commenced here in Ratlam from Sunday at the 158 vaccination centers covering all the development blocs, Ratlam, Ratlam rural, Jaora, Alot, Bajna,Piploda,Sailana .
A meeting was held on Sunday to review Covid-19 arrangements at the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital. City MLA Chetanya Kashyap, collector, acting GMC dean Dr Jitendra Gupta were present among others. It was informed in the meeting that the district Covid in-charge minister Jagdish Devda has taken initiatives for early installation of CT SCAN machine here.
Relaxations for construction, farmers and transport vehicles
District Administration has amended its previous order under Section 144 and has allowed MGNREGA works and other construction works during lockdown period. Farmers who have received message under Rabi procurement will be allowed to move on the date specified in the message sent to the farmers. Public transport vehicles and goods vehicles passing through Ratlam urban areas will be exempt from the restrictions. All hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and liquor shops, Bhang Ghota shops will remain closed completely.