Gehlot Welcomes PM’s Instructions for Ventilator Installation and Operation Audit | India News
JAIPUR: Prime Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot on Saturday it welcomed the prime minister’s instructions for auditing the installation and operation of fans provided by the central government.
“The Prime Minister’s Decision to Obtain the Audit of Fans Provided by PM CARES Fund it is a step in the right direction. There should be a thorough investigation into how faulty fans were supplied to the states, “Gehlot said.
Gehlot had raised questions Thursday about the fans and demanded an investigation into the matter.
Referring to media reports, the prime minister said 59,000 ventilators were purchased from about 10 companies through HLL Life Care Limited, a Government of India company, but some of the companies had no experience in manufacturing fans.
“Therefore, faulty fans were supplied to many states. Because of this, these ventilators were not used by doctors in most places due to the risk to the lives of the patients, ”he said.
“I hope that the Government of India will take the strongest possible action against companies that supplied faulty fans after conducting an impartial investigation,” he added.
Chairing a high-level meeting, the prime minister took serious note of some reports of unused fans in storage in some states and ordered an immediate audit of the installation and operation of fans provided by the central government. .
He added that, if necessary, refresher training for the correct operation of the ventilators should be provided to healthcare workers. PMO saying.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Saturday ordered officials to focus on door-to-door survey, testing and follow-up of coronavirus patients in the Jaipur district, which has the highest number. of active cases in the state.
Of the total of 2,08,688 active cases in the state, 49,595 are in the Jaipur district alone.
Following the Prime Minister’s instructions to devise a strategy to contain the spread of the infection in Jaipur, the Health Minister held a virtual meeting with officials and gave the necessary instructions.
He said more attention will be paid to door-to-door surveys and testing across the district.
“RTPCR tests and rapid antigen tests will be carried out on a large scale in rural areas via mobile health department vans so that positive patients can be detected and their treatment can begin,” he said.
The minister also ordered officials to convert 20 community health centers in Jaipur district as Covid-19 care centers so that the burden of patients in hospitals can be reduced.
All facilities like oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, drugs will be provided in these centers, he said.