Chandigarh, July 5 (MNN) Punjab will soon launch a special campaign to inoculate all students above the age of 18 and administrative and academic staff in colleges, Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan said on Monday.
Special camps would be held at colleges and all eligible persons given the first dose of vaccine within July itself.
A decision to this effect was taken at the 96th meeting of the health sector response and procurement committee, chaired by Mahajan.
She asked the Health and Family Welfare Department to appoint teams at the state and district levels for weekly review of coronavirus positivity data to sound an alert whenever the positivity rate rose.
Mahajan also directed Principal Health Secretary Hussan Lal, to appoint a Nodal Officer to ensure optimum utilisation of Covid-related health infrastructure in the state at the earliest.
Calling for aggressive contact tracing and testing to keep the virus surge under control, the Chief Secretary asked the Health Department to ensure complete accuracy in entering and updating the testing data on Cova mobile app by all the districts and the same must also be reflected in the daily Covid report.
The Secretary was asked to assign the responsibility to an official for accomplishing this task.
Directing the Health Department to review availability of Fateh Kits at all health and wellness centres besides all other healthcare institutions in the state, the Chief Secretary called for a status report in this regard.
The Punjab Health Services Corporation was instructed to prepare a fleet of 270 ambulances, including those procured after 2017, and scrap the old ambulances, which were unfit for use.