Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated a Makeshift COVID-19 Hospital at Pandoga in Haroli Vidhan Sabha area of Una district virtually from Shimla. The 140-bedded makeshift hospital has been built in a record time of one month and able to provide uninterrupted oxygen supply to the COVID patients nearer to their homes.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Thakur said, after the second wave of COVID pandemic, the State Government gave special focus on increasing and strengthening the health infrastructure of the state.He said that the State Government was endeavouring to set up oxygen plants in all the major hospitals in the state and it is now almost self-sufficient in medical oxygen supply.
The Chief Minister said, the State Government is also ensuring that the vaccination drive also goes smoothly in the state. He said Himachal Pradesh is one of the few states in the country that has achieved target of zero per cent wastage of vaccine. He said, as many as 24.23 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered to people in the state till date.
Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Singh Thakur while addressing virtually thanked the Chief Minister for constructing the Makeshift Hospital in his Parliamentary area, which would provide better treatment facilities to the COVID-19 patients of the area. He said, under the able leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, the state has effectively succeeded in increasing the health infrastructure in the State. He stated that the bed capacity has been enhanced from about 1,200 to over 5,000 in the state.