Covid: Dharwad ready for potential fourth wave

Officials say they are prepared to tackle any crisis that may arise . District administration has held meetings with officials to explore best ways to tackle crisis .

Dharwad: Officials claim that the district administration of Dharwad is prepared to tackle any crisis that may arise as a result of the fourth Covid wave in the region.Following the lessons learned from the first and second waves, the district administration is not taking any risks this time around.Gurudatt Hegde, the Deputy Commissioner, has held a series of meetings with officials from the health department, doctors from the public and private sector, as well as other stakeholders to explore the best ways and means to tackle the crisis.Virtually 53% of the elderly population has received the Covisheild Covaxin booster (precautionary) dose, thanks to health workers and volunteers.

Officials also gave instructions to establish one Covid Care Centre in each taluk and eight to nine centres in Hubballi-Dharwad.All Primary Health Centres and government hospitals in the district should upgrade their Covid testing facilities.According to DC Gurudatt Hegde, the infrastructure infrastructure that had existed in hospitals, Covid Care Centers, and other places have been rebuilt and put into use, and there are 1,100 beds with oxygen supply facilities.This preparation is currently complete.

There are no reports of Covid in the district at present, and KIMS is catering to patients with other ailments.According to KIMS director Dr Ramalingappa Antaratani, the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences is equipped to handle Covid patients.During the first and second wave, the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) had played a crucial role in the care and treatment of Covid patients.It served patients from other districts as well.

480 litres of liquid oxygen with 27 jumbo cylinders is available in Navalgund.People in Alnavar, Kalghatagi, Annigeri, and Kundgol are being reminded of the necessary precautions to be taken to keep themselves safe from infection, according to Anganwadi workers.They should not let the guard down.They must wear a mask, maintain a social distance, and wash their hands frequently, according to district nodal officer Dr S M Honakeri.