Ashwathanarayan instructs Covid relief data to be integrated on real time basis
Deputy Chief Minister and State COVID task force head Dr. C.N.Ashwathanarayan directed the officials to immediately integrate the real time data of the supply of oxygen, anti-viral drug Remdesivir and bed allocated under government quota in private hospitals to SAST portal.
Bengaluru: Deputy Chief Minister and State COVID task force head Dr. C.N.Ashwathanarayan directed the officials to immediately integrate the real time data of the supply of oxygen, anti-viral drug Remdesivir and bed allocated under government quota in private hospitals to SAST portal.
Speaking to the reporters after his visit to review the management in the State COVID War Room on Monday, he told, without integrating the above data in the SAST portal, it would not be possible to deliver services in a systematic way, and added, Officers have been instructed to link all the above mentioned data to the portal (http://arogya.karnataka.gov.in/) within 3 days"
Ashwathnarayan said, "The above data should be made to be displayed in the SAST portal on real time basis. This will enable to know who needs what and to whom the supplied things are reaching on real time basis. Ultimately this would result in streamlining the COVID services management."
Hospitals and labs have been strictly instructed to provide results of RTPCR tests within 24 hours of the sample collection. Currently, considering the overall state average, the time taken to provide results has been reduced to 2 days from the earlier 4 to 5 days. "But, measures will be taken to further reduce it to give results within 24 hours. The labs which delay giving results are being fined Rs 150 per case," the minister stated.
He explained that presently there is a demand for about 7000 beds in the city of Bengaluru. "To put a check on those who get unnecessarily hospitalized triaging of these bed seekers will be done in 60 L-1 (includes maternity homes, medical colleges, and covid care centers,) and L-2 (PHCs) centers. After triaging the number of beds really needed may reduce to around 2500. Now the government is providing 1000 beds apart from the beds reserved in private hospitals. So, for Bengaluru city every day 2500 beds can be made available," Ashwathnarayan added.
He added that legal action will be taken against those who try to take advantage of the situation and sell drugs, pulse oximeter, etc at a higher price. These should not be sold at a higher price than MRP. The public can lodge complaints by calling 112 if they find such incidents.
Meanwhile, the government has decided to procure 2 Lakh Pulse Oximeters and out of this 25,000 will be procured immediately in the first phase, he told.
Polict Advisor to the Chief Minister Prashanth Prakash, Senior IAS Officers Ponnuraj, Manish Moudgal, Arundhati Chandra Shekar, Pradeep P, Giri Gowda, SAST Portal Executive Director N.T.Abru, KAS officer Rajendra Kumara were present.