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CM Biplab Deb chaired important meeting, taken decisions on COVID19 pandemic : Panic prevails among Health dept employees over PPE, TIWN Editor appeals to public to co-operate with State Govt
TIWN March 8, 2020
CM Biplab Deb chaired important meeting, taken decisions on COVID19 pandemic : Panic prevails among Health dept employees over PPE, TIWN Editor appeals to public to co-operate with State Govt
PHOTO : Left : CM held meeting, Right : Hospital staffs protesting demanding masks. TIWN Pics April 8, 2020

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, April 8 (TIWN): COVID19 Pandemic outbreak and first positive case was tested in Tripura, tension prevailing across state. Health Dept staffs are at the same time remained panicked, as PPE didn’t reach yet at enough number led a protest in GB hospital. At the same, Chief Minister Biplab Deb along with Deputy CM Jishnu Debbarma conducted a meeting with higher officials at Secretariat amid COVID19 pandemic and discussed about the preparedness of the Health dept in this regard.Chief Secretary Manoj Kumar, Doctors and top officials remained present in that meeting, submitted reported, discussed updates and problems about COVID19 outbreak. CM chaired the meeting on how the state is going to tackle the situations, erupted due to COVID19 outbreak has been discussed for long time. Also, various other departments’ ongoing status was also briefed in that meeting, said a source. Police Dept’s high officials remained present in that meeting.

AMC, Urban Development Dept and Food Dept have taken initiative to reach the needy people with dry ration and cooked food as 21 days lockdown have affected their livelihood.

AMC Commissioner Sailesh Yadav has marked excellency in organized Food Distribution programme, Mask production initiative.

Also Ratanlal Nath, Law Minister in a press meet clarified the matter.

As CM’s Press briefing, “ CM Had a detailed discussion with the higher officials regarding the current situation of COVID-19 in our State. Also reviewed the stock of PPE and other necessary equipments.

No need to panic we are fully prepared and equiped to deal with any situation arises.

📌 We have 1111 number of PPE available in GB hospital.

📌 GB hospital has 1420 number of N95 mask.

📌 8229 number of triple layer mask available in GB

📌 1 lakhs gloves are available in GB hospital.

📌 We have sufficient number of 500 ml and 100 ml sanitizer bottle available.

📌 State have enough stock of Rectified spirit.

📌 Government have prepared 10000 liters of sanitizer in our State.

📌 2500 more PPE are arriving tomorrow from Guwahati.

🔶 Till today we have only one COVID-19 positive patient in Tripura. Rest others who were tested found NEGETIVE.

🛑 Strict action will be taken if anyone found spreading any misinformation or misleading or creating any Panic situation or running any fake propoganda.

Statewide PPE’s crisis was felt erupted resentment among the Health Staffs. In an agitation, the sisters and other medical staffs said, “There was no plan for protest today, but when we have seen the media persons, we have rushed here to address the Govt and the people about the insecurity we are undergoing. Our demand is PPE which is the utmost important equipment now. Also, there is proper toilet and proper arrangements are no existing. We are undergoing lots of problems. Sanitizers and masks nothing have been given to us properly. The masks according to rules can not be wore beyond 3 hours but here we are using it for days after days. When no proper equipment is there, the corona patient has been kept in the middle of the hospital area".

"According to guideline, the isolation ward should be in distance but surprising, the location of Corona patient is just in the middle of the hospital which is violating the given guidelines. That is why we are insecure”, said the protesting. 

"Whenever we are going anywhere, we are not allowed to enter or go close. In Health offices also same treatment is going on with us. But there is no proper facility given to us. Nobody is ready to talk to us", said the agitating staffs. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOqtVwrKZyI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3mKLXZ4TUJ-5uCK8hiea_9lmSp554nBrwPyQFUQl2H7mLC8iram1OYJbE GB Medical Staffs protesting demanding PPE. TIWN YouTube Video April 8, 2020

"We are also humans. Don't take tests of our tolerance", added the health staffs begging for their PPE again and again.

    In the midst of State Govt's all out efforts to contain COVID19 spread, few irresponsible medias like tripurainfo.com (owned by Jayanta Debnath) published FAKE news that total 17 COVID19 cases in Tripura, TIWN (tripurainfoway.com) informed  State            Govt about various FAKE news propagation and stern action against these erring medias. 

    Today in a Press Meet, Minister Ratan Lal Nath condemned this web media  tripurainfo.com for publishing FAKE news on COVID19 numbers.

   TIWN Editor Saumen Sarkar appealed to Public to co-operate with State Govt  in this time of crisis, follow State Govt  directives cutting across all Political differences.

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