COVID third wave:Kerala to introduce multimodal action plan to ensure treatment for all

Veena George | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Health Minister Veena George stated that a multimodal action plan has been prepared to be rolled out in the state if the COVID-19 infections spiral out of control.

Through the multimodal action plan, facilities of the hospitals including basic amenities, surveillance tools, testing strategy and oxygen availability will be improved by considering the number of patients admitted to general wards and ICU in hospitals.

The action plan was designed in three phases as per the increase in COVID cases and the prime focus will be to equip the hospitals to cope with the next phase of COVID spread. Thereby, the hospitals can ensure the treatment to all, said the minister.

30,895 people receive precautionary dose

Meanwhile, the minister also informed that 30,895 persons in the state were inoculated with the precautionary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on the first day. It includes 19,549 health workers, 2,635 COVID frontline workers and 8,711 people above 60 years with comorbidities.

The majority of the precautionary doses were administered in Thiruvananthapuram district. 6,455 people were vaccinated in Thiruvananthapuram.

The number of people vaccinated with precaution dose in other districts is as follows: Kollam- 3184, Thrissur- 5327, Ernakulam-2855, Kozhikode - 1284, Alappuzha - 1742, Pathanamthitta - 1731, Kottayam- 1701, Kannur - 1461, Palakkad - 922, Wayanad - 896, Kasaragod - 877, Malappuram - 841 and Idukki- 719.

In a press release, the minister revealed that 35 percent of the children in the age group between 15 to 18 were administered the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kerala. A total of 5,36,582 children were vaccinated, and among them, 51,766 were received the first dose on Monday.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,10,835 people including children and adults were vaccinated on Monday.

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