Dr B.D. Kalla took a review meeting of the district-level officers on Tuesday in the auditorium of the Panchayat Samiti at Suratgarh in Sri Ganganagar district. Because of the possibility of a third wave of covid-19, the Minister-in-Charge instructed the Medical and Health Department to maintain pediatric arrangements.
He said that arrangement of beds for children should be kept at every block headquarters. CMHO Dr Girdhari Lal informed that there are four active cases in Sri Ganganagar and oxygen beds and life-saving medicines. The count of oxygen concentrators in stock is 808; similarly, there were 29 ventilators in the past, and now 9 more ventilators have been added to reserve; earlier, there were 661 oxygen beds, but recently, 110 more have been added.
The Minister-in-Charge said that the opinions of the people’s representatives must be considered in turn to solve the problems that their constituency might face. The advantage of ambulances or other facilities from the MLA quota must be taken without any hesitation. He also said that along with the ventilator, the arrangement of BiPAP must be kept ready.
20 point program review
The minister in charge discussed in detail the formation of self-help groups and directed that efforts should be made to bring the ‘A’ category in this work. CEO Zilla Parishad Shri Ashok Kumar Meena informed that the position of the district is third in NREGA, and at present, one lakh 340 labourers are working under it.
The Minister-in-Charge said that NREGA workers must also get the works such as cleaning of canals etc, done eventually. He also urged the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awas Yojana, Electricity Department, and PHED to improve their performance in 20 point program.
He also mentioned that till 2013, the Government of India used to give 100 per cent grants in the desert area, which has now come down to 35 per cent. He said that the Central Government must do the work to bring the state out of this crisis. The official of the PHED department said that work orders for this year’s works have already been issued. Besides quoting that;98 per cent of Anganwadis and schools have been connected with drinking water connections, he also informed that the Women and Child Development Anganwadi had got an A grade in the twenty-point program.