A central workforce on Thursday visited a quarantine centre in Rajarhat space in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district and a hospital within the metropolis to take inventory of the state’s preparedness to fight the COVID-19 disaster, an official mentioned.
Two inter-ministerial central groups are in West Bengal to evaluate the preparedness of the state in tackling the coronavirus outbreak.
The workforce which is in Kolkata on Wednesday sought an in depth presentation from the West Bengal authorities on whether or not the extent of testing within the state is ample and sufficient oxygen, ICU beds and ventilators can be found. This workforce, led by Apurba Chandra, a senior bureaucrat within the Ministry of Defence, visited the quarantine centre in Rajarhat and spent practically an hour, the official mentioned.
Later within the afternoon, the workforce went to M R Bangur Hospital, the place a number of COVID-19 sufferers are present process therapy.
“Both at the quarantine centre and at the hospital, the central team spoke to doctors and officials and took note of the details. They also enquired about the problems, if any, that the health staff are facing,” a senior official mentioned.
The second central workforce in North Bengal, nevertheless, is but to start its discipline visits, the official mentioned. The workforce at North Bengal, led by Vineet Joshi, a senior official of HRD ministry, met well being officers, together with the Jalpaiguri district’s chief medical officer (CMOH), and took inventory of the scenario.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier slammed the Centre for sending groups to look into West Bengal’s preparedness for tackling the COVID-19 outbreak and alleged that defective testing kits have been dispatched to the state.
There has been a confrontation between the West Bengal and the Union governments over the arrival of two central groups within the state to evaluate the coronavirus scenario.