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Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 in the state will be used as messengers of good health, provided they are ready to volunteer. He said this in a press meet after COVID review meeting on Monday.
Certain people are not taking the pandemic in all its seriousness. The threat posed by the disease is getting stronger. If the number of patients increases, it will lead to a very difficult situation. If people who need to be reverse quarantined develop the disease, it will lead to the demand for more ICUs and ventilators.
The health department is making sufficient arrangements for this. Local self-governments, disaster management department and police will provide their services to help the health department. Enough employees will be deployed in first line treatment centres.
The other day, there were reports about people from coastal areas in Thiruvananthapuram protesting against health workers. However, they understood the reality and welcomed the health workers by showering flowers on them Sunday, the CM said.
He added that the fact that people in Poonthura region were ready to cooperate with COVID prevention activities voluntarily is testament to their high social awareness.