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Coronavirus in Rajasthan: Strategic battle with COVID helped in ‘flattening the curve’

The Rajasthan government has done over six lakh tests till Tuesday and the doubling rate of the cases has reached 26.57 days, which was earlier 19 a few days back.

By IANS
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Jaipur: Rajasthan Additional Chief Secretary, Medical Health & Family Welfare Rohit Kumar Singh on Tuesday expressed satisfaction at flattening of the COVID-19 curve in the state.

“It’s a matter of satisfaction that active cases in the state are below 3,000 for the last 10 days, indicating a flattening of the curve. However, we are extremely cautious as the situation evolves,” said Singh.

He said efforts are continuing to ramp up facilities in the state on a war-footing. So far, the total cumulative positive cases in Rajasthan are over 13,096 till Tuesday morning, out of which, nearly 9,794 have recovered. The number of people discharged has reached 9,567.

“Rajasthan is ready with enough backup to treat patients with nearly 407 COVID hospitals & care centres,” he said.

Following the number of active cases in Rajasthan, the state government has kept enough capacity of beds to treat thousands of patients at a stretch, if the need arises. The total number of beds in 407 hospitals and centres is 43,704 out of which, 8,090 beds have attached oxygen facilities, 1672 are ICU beds and 882 are with ventilators, Singh added.

“In Rajasthan, the focus has been to save lives. Aggressive testing leading to early detection of cases coupled with quality healthcare is the hallmark of our Covid management strategy. We closely monitor the availability of health infrastructure in each district vis-a-vis the active cases therein. Projections are estimated based on rigorous and intelligent algorithms to plan for any future eventuality,” said Singh.

Along with enough bedding capacity, the Rajasthan Government has also kept the supply of PPE kits — 45,482, 100755 N-95 masks and sanitizers with no district reporting shortage of equipment. “All the districts in the state are being regularly monitored and if required, the stock is sent on time keeping the supply, in an unusual scenario, intact”.

The Rajasthan government has done over six lakh tests till Tuesday and the doubling rate of the cases has reached 26.57 days, which was earlier 19 a few days back.

With recovery rate topping 75.26%, the #RajasthanSatarkHai campaign has shown positive results. The officials with 26,031 teams are conducting active surveillance and reaching out to individuals door-to-door for screening.

Across the state, the medical staff has so far screened nearly 33,41,647 people. More than 82,915 high-risk people have been contacted and made aware of dos and don’ts.

As part of passive surveillance, the officials have screened nearly 1,25,768 people in OPDs, Singh said.

–IANS

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