NAS-108 and JSSK-102 provides testing and transportation services during pandemic
Shimla----A spokesperson of the Health Department said here today that during Covid-19 pandemic National Ambulance Service-108 and JSSK-102 has played a vital role by providing testing services and transportation to the sick people.
He said that since April 2020, at the onset of the pandemic, 21 JSSK-102 ambulances were designated to collect the Covid samples across the districts in Himachal Pradesh. A total of 2,15,074 samples have been collected till date through these mobile vans. In addition to this service, Jeevan Dhara Mobile Medical Units are also been used for collection of Covid samples at the doorstep of the people residing in hard to reach areas. Till 13th June, 2021, as many as 8,148 samples have been collected through these Mobile Medical Units.
He further said that National Ambulance Service-108 has played a vital role to provide emergency transportation services for the seriously sick Covid-19 patients. Till date, 41,712 Covid positive patients have availed the transportation services to the various health institutions. In addition, JSSK-102 has been utilized to drop the Covid patients from the hospital to their homes after recovery. A total of 4,898 patients have been dropped home till date.
He further added that in the last week, 298 Covid positive patients were taken to various health institutions and 253 drop backs after recovery were availed through JSSK-102. In addition JSSK-102 sampling vans collected Covid samples of 6,483 patients in the last one week.
Case positivity rate declines to 2.4 in State
A spokesperson of the Heath Department said here today that the case positivity rate of Covid-19 in the State was 2.4, as seen last week. A total of 3,451 Covid-19 cases were detected in the week from 7th June, 2021 to 13th June, 2021. A total of 1,42,357 tests were done last week in the State, which is the highest weekly achievement till now.
The spokesperson said that during this period, district Bilaspur has registered 170 cases with positivity rate of 1.7, Chamba 410 cases with positivity rate of 4.2, Hamirpur 223 cases with positivity rate of 2.1, Kangra 723 cases with positivity rate of 2.6, Kinnaur 87 cases with positivity rate of 4, Kullu 165 cases with positivity rate of 1.9, Lahaul-Spiti 47 cases with positivity rate of 1.3, Mandi 602 cases with positivity rate of 2.1, Shimla 336 cases with positivity rate of 3.1, Sirmour 218 cases with positivity rate of 2.7, Solan 220 cases with positivity rate of 2.4, Una 250 cases with positivity rate of 1.9.