Take precautions in view of possible third wave of COVID-19: Rajiv Sehjal

Hamirpur : Himachal Pradesh Health Minister, Dr. Rajiv Sehjal today warned the people of possible threat of third wave of the COVID-19 and said that they should take proper precautions to save them from the virus.

The minister who was here to take part in the meeting of the Rogi kalian samiti of the local Medical College said that the government was prepared for the threat of the third virus and all steps had already been taken in this direction.

He said that there was no shortage of vaccines and other material to deal with the Coronavirus threat in the state but the active cooperation of the people to thwart it was the need of the hour.

He appealed to the people to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines in totality for their own benefits and welfare and wear face masks and maintain social distance as per rules.

He said that the Himachal Pradesh government also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur for providing adequate vaccines for the state to vaccinate all the people to keep them safe from the Coronavirus that was still holding its fort in the state.

The Health Minister said that the work of construction of Medical College Hamirpur at Jol sapper would be completed by June next year. The administrative block will be ready by the end of this year. He said that Hamirpur district would get a lot of benefit from the establishment of a medical college.

He claimed that the state government has made a record in the recruitment of doctors in four years and adequate numbers of others would be posted as the recruitment of vacant posts would be done soon.

Health Minister Rajiv Sehjal, who reached the meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samiti, told that after three years, the meetings of Rogi Kalyan Samiti were being organized in the state.

He said that the suggestions taken in the committee meeting would be discussed at the highest level and thereafter action would be taken on therein.

The minister said that the doctors had been deployed in every health institution and where there was shortage, they would be deployed.
The Health Minister said that instructions will be given to the officials to put up the rate list of the tests of the patients in the hospitals.