The Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Keerthi Jalli, IAS has announced on Tuesday (1st September, 2020), that ICU facility in Silchar Medical College and Hospital (SMCH) is going to be expanded very soon. The announcement was made during a press meet, which was held at the official conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner.
“The very purpose of imposing the lockdown will be successful, only when people turn out in large numbers for swab testing and the COVID-19 positive cases get instantly isolated”, said the Deputy Commissioner. She further informed that many housing societies have submitted NOCs for keeping asymptomatic patients in home isolation; however, she instantly added that the housing societies should come forward to get its inhabitants tested.
The District Administration has launched a website, “cachartesting.clapia.com”, for the citizens, to get registered online for swab testing. The Deputy Commissioner stated, “If 30 people from a locality, register to get themselves tested, mobile testing team will be sent to that locality.” She further added, “Those who are interested to get the RT-PCR report within 24 hours, may make a payment of Rs. 2,200.”
The officials of the District Administration pointed towards the fact that most of the instances of COVID-19 deaths are due to the late arrival of patients at the hospital. “By the time patients reach SMCH, they already have very poor oxygen saturation, which then leads to fatalities”, stated the officials.
It has also been informed that the District Administration is starting fever survey in each and every ward. “This step has been taken to make sure that people do not remain untreated”, informed the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Health, Sumit Sattawan. He further stated, “Inspite of all the efforts, made by the administration, people are not visiting the testing centres to get themselves tested.” In addition to that, the District Media Expert, Suman Choudhury, presented the ward-wise data of screening.