Chandigarh, January 7
Haryana Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij said that all the 22 districts of the State are going to get National Mobile Medical Units soon, which can also be termed as ‘Mini Hospitals on Wheels’. He said that apart from admitting patients in these units, there are other facilities, including OPD facility, fully operated laboratory, oxygen facility, testing facility etc that will be available. These mobile units will go to the villages and towns of the State within a stipulated time period and will provide health facilities to the people. He said that a total of 47 mobile units will be functional in the State and each district will have two mobile units.
Sh. Vij was presiding over a meeting with the officers of the Health Department and the officials of the Haryana Civil Medical Service Association here today.
Sharing more information in this regard, the Health Minister said that container testing space, vaccination space, pharmacy space and laboratory space have also been provided in the mobile units. Intercom facilities have also been provided in these units for communication between the driver and other personnel. The units also include generator, LED TV, medical equipment like emergency kit along with nebulizer, stretcher among others. Similarly, they also have a video camera and a GPS system.
The Health Minister also directed the officers of the Health Department to set up one more Genome Sequencing Machine in the state. He said that this machine is proposed to be installed at Panchkula so as to cater to the districts of North Haryana. It was informed in the meeting that 140 cases were sent for genome sequencing in the Genome Sequencing Machine installed at Rohtak, out of which 6 cases of Omicron have been confirmed while others are of different variants.
Instructions were also given to the officers by the health minister to arrange anti-viral drug. The minister was informed that a committee has been constituted regarding the purchase of antiviral drug Molnupiravir and will soon take a decision on it. Similarly, the Health Minister directed the officers to take up the task of transporting essential medicines related to Corona such as Remdesivir to the field so that any emergency can be dealt with. It was informed in the meeting that adequate quantities of medicines and other equipment and tools related to COVID are available with the Health Department.
In the meeting, the Health Minister instructed the officers to increase COVID testing as an increase in the testing will help in preventing the spread of corona. On this, Sh. Vij was apprised that at present about 44,000 tests are being done per day. Subsequently, the Minister directed the officials to enhance the testing capacity to more than 50,000 tests per day.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Sh. Rajeev Arora, Director General, Health Services, Dr. Veena Singh and office bearers of Haryana Civil Medical Service Association were present in the meeting.