Pathanamthitta: Minister Veena George has said that vigilance should not be abandoned in the wake of the spread of Kovid in the state and the perception that the disease may spread should be changed. The minister was presiding over the district’s Kovid review meeting. There is an increase in the number of cases in the district. He said the district should be more vigilant as it is a high-traffic district. Steps have been taken to ensure oxygen availability in the district. The process will be expedited where the plants are yet to be established. The pediatric ICU will be operational by February 15. The minister said Kovid would seek the services of volunteers for awareness campaigns and other activities. A meeting of the local body chairpersons of the district will be held online on the 22nd under the leadership of the MLAs to discuss the follow-up action and take a decision. The minister said action would be taken against those who hide the fact that Kovid is positive and not in contact and those who hide despite the formation of clusters. Deputy Speaker Chittayam Gopakumar, Adv. Mathew T Thomas MLA, Pramod Narayan MLA, District Panchayat President Adv. Omallur Sankaran, Collector Dr. Divya S. Iyer District Police Chief Swapnil Madhukar Mahajan and Adoor Municipal Corporation Chairman D. Saji, District Medical Officer Dr.L. Anithakumari, ADM Alex P. Thomas, DDP K.R. Dr. Sumesh, NHM DPM; Sreekumar and others participated.
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