Jalandhar, September 29,2020: In order to halt the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic by ensuring effective testing and contact tracing, the Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori directed the officials to 5000 Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RTPCR) tests daily in Jalandhar and ensuring aggressive contact tracing by strengthening the teams.
Presiding over a meeting with Civil and health officials, Deputy Commissioner accompanied by Additional Deputy Commissioner Vishesh Sarangal said the Jalandhar has been witnessing a slight increase in Case Fatality Rate for the past few days and it is time to ensure effective testing of the people through RT-PCR.
He clearly asked the health department to test 5000 RT-PCR tests in the district only which will help to identify the accurate potential COVID cases and break the transmission chain of the virus.
Deputy Commissioner said that the contact tracing needs to be quicken and ensure sampling of all contacts of a COVID positive within a day as it would help to detect the missing links at the earliest resulting spread can be halted. He also sought details from the officials about the need for more staff to strengthen the contact tracing.
He said that the sampling must be done on war footage so that spread of pandemic could be checked at the earliest in the district.
The Deputy Commissioner reiterated that district administration was fully equipped with resources and manpower to combat Covid-19 and no stone would be left unturned for this noble cause adding that war against CoronaVirus would be won with the support of people, who could contribute their share by confining them to home.
On the occasion, SDMs Rahul Sindhu, Gautam Jain, Sanjiv Kumar Sharma, Dr Jai Inder Singh, PUDA EO Navneet Kaur Bal, MC Joint Commissioner Innayat Gupta, Civil Surgeon Dr Gurinder Kaur Chawala, Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr Gurmeet Kaur Duggal, Dr Satinder Kaur Powar and others were present.