Jai Ram Thakur reviews preparedness for Omicron in the state
Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur virtually presided over a meeting to review preparedness for new COVID variant, Omicron in the state with Deputy Commissioners from Shimla today.Chief Minister directed the district administrations to ensure proper preparedness regarding COVID-19 in their respective districts. He said that as the New year was approaching, the influx of tourists would increase and therefore proper adherence of COVID appropriate behaviour should be ensured. Jai Ram Thakur directed the Deputy Commissioners, having high influx of tourists in their districts to take stringent steps to check the spread of virus. He directed to increase testing and forming micro containment zones where COVID positive case is reported in the area.
He also asked the Deputy Commissioners to organize vaccination camps for people coming from other states to contain the spread of virus. Chief Minister directed to check functionality of PSA plants and availability of basic amenities in the hospitals alongwith ensuring proper heating arrangements for the patients. He also stressed on surveillance of persons coming from foreign countries and contact tracing of such persons in case reported positive. He said that the safety of the people was the foremost priority of the state government and every effort should be made to keep the state safe from new variant of COVID. Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh also gave his valuable suggestions. Secretary, Health Amitabh Awasthi conducted the proceedings of the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary to CM J.C. Sharma, Mission Director, NHM Hemraj Bairwa and other senior officers attended the meeting.