Himachal Governor Bandaru Dattatraya presents oxygen concentrator and pulse oximeters to Health Department

Shimla: Governor Bandaru Dattatraya, who is also the Chairman of Himachal Pradesh State Red Cross Society, today provided 46 Oxygen Concentrators to the Health and Family Welfare Department and 950 pulse oximeters to various districts through Red Cross at Raj Bhavan.

The Governor presented 40 Oxygen Concentrators of 5L and 6 Oxygen Concentrators of 8 L to Secretary, Health Amitabh Awasthi in the presence of Dr. Sadhana Thakur, Chairperson State Red Cross Society, Hospital Welfare Section. He also provided 200 oximeters to Deputy Commissioner Shimla Aditya Negi. Apart from this, 200 Oximeters each were provided to district Una and Sirmaur, 100 to Chamba and 50 oximeters each were provided to Kinnaur, Lahul-Spiti, Solan, Kullu and Hamirpur district. Earlier, 250 pulse oximeters have been given to Kangra and Mandi districts respectively through State Red Cross Society.

On this occasion, the Governor stressed the need for increasing the number of Covid tests on daily basis by the department. He said that isolation centers should be established at the village level also. Rural families, who do not have separate facilities for isolation of Corona patients, would be benefitted from setting up these centers.

Secretary to the Governor Rakesh Kanwar and Deputy Director Health Dr. Ramesh Chand were also present on the occasion.

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