Amardeep Singh Cheema , Chairman- Punjab Health Systems Corporation appealed to Public in view of the current Covid19 situation early testing and detection of COVID-19 is the only solution to tackle the pandemic at the Moment apart from strictly following the SOP issued by Department of Health and Family Welfare Govt. of Punjab.
Mr.Cheema said Punjab has 2.4% the case fertility ratio(CFR) against 82% recovery, where elderly patients above the age of 60 years with testing positivity touching 15.8 per cent having 8.8 per cent share in the overall Covid 19 testing which has around 11.1% positivity which clearly indicates the infection being brought in from outside by the younger lot which is under the age of 30 Years which has 47% share in testing and 3.6% positivity ratio is cause of concern for the elderly which has low immunity and co morbid situations and usually do not go out from homes which need to be taken very seriously.
Mr.Cheema further said Punjab at the moment has 47 days doubling rate with Average daily testing in last 2 weeks is around 55000 with positivity ratio is 11.1% this will result in effective management at the early stage. So is the Corona vaccination which is the need of the hour, while vaccination done ratio per 100 is 11.5.In the present circumstances the most vulnerable segments Vaccination coverage of above 60 years of age is around 13 lakhs and between 45 to 60 is around 12.40 lakhs and more and more people have to come out for early detection of the COVID-19. This leads to effective management at an early stage.
Mr.Cheema emphasised the 74% utilization of level 3 Hospital facility shows people are reporting late as compared to Hospital level 2 facilities having around 46% occupancy.Govt. Of Punjab is under the guidance of Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister Punjab is committed for early detection and vaccination , presently having more than 7200 vaccination sites which are utilized on daily basis depending on vaccination usage.