Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot the situation of COVID now in the state is under control to a great extent due to the excellent management of the state government. The death rate is continuously declining, the recovery rate is increasing and the doubling time which was 58 days in November has now increased to 214 days, but all have to work with the same alertness till corona is wiped out. CM said now the need is to speed up the preparations for vaccination for which he directed to impart intensive training to the medical and the concerned personnel from the state level to the block level.
He said that Emphasis should be given on transportation of COVID vaccines along with training and to motivate people for it. He also instructed to develop all kinds of facilities at the vaccination centres.
Gehlot said that an effective communication plan should be made to make people aware about the vaccination along with giving necessary information about the COVID vaccine and protocol related to it. He said, “Vaccination has started in many countries and the moment vaccination started in India, we all have to get involved in preparations of vaccination management with the same feeling and spirit as we did during corona.”
The chief minister said that separate teams should be made for vaccination and motivation and should be imparted intensive training, especially to such medical personnel who are directly associated with the vaccination. They should be given information from every aspect of it so that there is no lapse at any level. He also directed intensive analysis of the experience of vaccines in various countries and should assess the effect of vaccines from now in regard to the situation of the state.
Health department secretary Siddharth Mahajan said that despite cent percent tests being conducted through RT-PCR, there is a steady decline in the positivity rate, which is a good sign. In the last one week, the rate of infection has been 3.75%. During Diwali, the per day positive cases had reached 700 in Jaipur, which now has reduced to below 100. The decline in cases has been witnessed in other cities in the state.
He said against the capacity of 1200 beds at RUHS Hospital, the present occupancy of corona patients is only 137. RUHS vice chancellor Dr Rajababu Panwar said that every virus has a death circle along with the birth cycle and after one time, its effect gets reduced. Sawai Man Singh Medical College principal Dr Sudhir Bhandari said that 15 role model vaccination centres are being developed at SMS and hospitals attached to it. Accordingly, the vaccination centres are being developed in other hospitals in the state.
Renowned pulmonologist Dr Virendra Singh said that this disease was expected to increase with winters, but with the steady decline in number of cases also indicates that we are nearly towards herd immunity.