Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 6
The Covid scenario in Punjab has deteriorated in only one month with the state reporting over 40,000 instances.
In 5 months between March 8 (when the primary instances emerged) and August 6, the state had reported simply 20,891 Covid instances. But August proved the worst month for the state because the instances doubled in simply 15 days. By August 22, the quantity had reached 40,643.
Going by the accrued figures of final one month, between August 6 and September 6, the state reported 42,582 contemporary instances, which implies that final month witnessed a two-fold enhance.
The variety of fatalities too shot up, because the state reported greater than 1,300 deaths final month. The quantity is greater than thrice the deaths reported in 5 months between March Eight and August 6. Till August 6, as many as 517 individuals had succumbed to the virus. Now, the determine stands at 1,862.
The Covid outbreak has uncovered the state’s crumbling healthcare system. The largest problem for the federal government and the Central groups shall be to assist the state sort out the dearth of belief in authorities well being amenities. Government advisers admit that lack of belief within the state’s healthcare system has led to the unfold of rumours. Punjab CM has requested his ministers and MLAs to counter such rumours, allegedly being unfold by his political opponents and unscrupulous parts.
The Central groups despatched by the Union Health Ministry will begin work from Monday, stated Dr Rajesh Bhaskar, state’s nodal officer for Covid.