Tuesday, 18 May 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Chief minister Tirath Singh inaugurated the joint civil-military Covid care centre at Ranikhet in Almora district virtually on Monday. This 50-bed joint hospital contains 10 oxygen supported beds. The facility has been opened with the joint efforts of the Kumaon regimental centre and the district administration.
Speaking on the occasion the CM said that this facility will benefit the people of Ranikhet and nearby areas. He directed the Almora district administration to attempt to increase the number of oxygen supported beds in this hospital. The CM reiterated on the need for preparing now for the future situation. The community health centres and primary health centres will also have to be strengthened before the third wave of Covid begins. Stressing on the importance of raising public awareness, he said that medication and strictness will have to be observed simultaneously.Rawat said that testing should be increased further in rural areas, adding that as many people as possible should be motivated to get tested.
State minister Rekha Arya said that on the directions of the CM enabling all MLAs to use their LAD fund for Covid related works, all assembly constituencies of the state are benefitting from the decision. Commending the efforts of the CM, the Almora MP Ajay Tamta said that joining the Almora base hospital and medical college to facilitate a Covid hospital is considerably benefiting the general public. Deputy speaker of the Vidhan Sabha, Raghunath Singh Chauhan said that efforts of the state government are visible on the ground. The Ranikhet MLA Karan Mahra also thanked the CM on the occasion.