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Punjab Chief Secretary, Vini Mahajan reviews preparedness for Covid-19 second wave

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The Fact News Service

Chandigarh, November 22

To combat fresh surge of Coronavirus infections in the state, Punjab Chief Secretary Ms. Vini Mahajan on Saturday directed the Administrative Secretaries to visit the respective districts assigned to them for monitoring COVID response efforts and to review preparedness in case of a second wave of infections including contact tracing and patient tracking, protocols for referral, strengthening of Level-3 facilities and also ramping up COVID-19 testing across the state.

Ms. Vini Mahajan said that all the concerned officials have been directed to ensure that minimum 15 contacts of each positive patient must be identified and tested as per the COVID-19 guidelines.

Health and all other concerned departments should be ready to tackle the possible second wave of the pandemic, said the Chief Secretary, adding that it was also the responsibility of the people of the state to actively participate in the fight against the pandemic by strictly following COVID appropriate behaviour. Till such time that a vaccine against COVID is introduced, ‘Mask hi vaccine hai’ is the mantra of Mission Fateh.

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