While Covid 2.0 surge continues to spread its roots in Tripura, the government is gearing up with all-out preparedness to deal with any eventuality by building necessary infrastructures.
Be it installation of new Oxygen plants, preparing beds, new Covid Care centres or decentralization of Covid facilities up to district level, the Tripura government is leaving no stone unturned to improve the health infrastructure of the state.
Even as, entry of Double Mutant in Tripura has posed a new challenge to the system and Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb himself suffered the new variant of the virus, the Tripura Government has put all necessary measures in place to contain its spread.
As the government carried out a massive mass awareness drive to follow the safety measures, 'the situation remained under control' so far.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had already spoken to Tripura Chief Minister over the telephone three days ago and reviewed the latest situation.
The Prime Minister had also assured all possible supports to Tripura in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb along with the officials, took extensive tours in different parts of the state to take stock of the situation and order for building infrastructure.
He paid a visit to the state's key Oxygen plant at Bodhjungnagar on Saturday last and claimed that there is enough stock of oxygen to deal with the covid situation.
"As of now, Tripura has sufficient stock of Oxygen in terms of the present situation. We have 4500 oxygen cylinders, 750 oxygen concentrators and more 700 A-type cylinders available," he said.
Referring to the shortage of doctors, Deb said the state government had already decided to recruit 164 doctors through Tripura Public Service Commission and the notification was already issued in this regard.Speaking to the media, the Chief Minister also claimed that the state government had already initiated a plan to set up more oxygen plants covering all the district and sub-divisional hospitals.
Meanwhile, a new oxygen plant would come up in Agartala's IGM hospital very soon. An official said the proposed plant would produce 1050 litres of oxygen per minute.
The works for installing the plant had already commenced. In the meantime, two consignments of a total of 160 oxygen concentrators with accessories had reached Agartala from Guwahati recently.
Two separate tweets from MBB Airport's official handle said that the oxygen concentrators were ferried from Guwahati to Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala by the Air Force flight- AN32 to boost the fight against COVID19.
State Surveillance Officer Dr. Deep Kumar Debbarma confirmed that as many as 2472 beds were made ready for COVID19 patients across Tripura till Tuesday.
Apart from his regular monitoring of the overall situation, Chief Minister Deb who also holds the Health portfolio has reviewed the COVID19 management at ground zero.
He visited several Covid Care facilities in North Tripura, Unakoti, South Tripura and Gomati districts on May 8 and 9 last.
Referring to the shortage of doctors, Deb said the state government had already decided to recruit 164 doctors through Tripura Public Service Commission and the notification was already issued in this regard.
The recruitment of the 164 doctors was approved by the council of ministers in an urgent meeting on Friday night.