Special Focus on reducing fatality rate and increasing recovery ratio – Health Minister

Special Focus on reducing fatality rate and increasing recovery ratio – Health Minister

Jaipur, July 28. Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said that more than 71% people have turned negative from corona positive. He said the fatality rate in the State too has reduced to 1.68%. In the coming days, special focus would be given on reducing fatality rate and increasing recovery ratio. The Government and the Health department under the leadership of Shri Ashok Gehlot are completely alert and cautious.
 
Capacity to conduct 42,540 tests per day
 
Dr Sharma said that testing facilities have been increased in the State. Now the State has developed the capacity to conduct 42,540 tests per day. So far, more than 14 lakh people have been tested. The number of corona active cases in the State is10,000. He said that the Government is fully alert and cautious. The Chief Minister for the last two days has been taking feedback from the officers through video conferences and gave necessary directions.
 
Accelerate Contact Tracing
 
The Health Minister said that the district collectors of the districts that have witnessed increase in corona positive cases have been ordered to impose local lockdown according to the area. Contact Tracing is being accelerated in a few districts including Alwar, Jodhpur etc and random sampling is being done. Besides this, all possible efforts are being done, so that spreading of corona could be controlled. Directions have been given to administer tocilizumab injection of Rs 40,000 as per requirement in these areas. It would be ensured that there is no death due to corona, he added.