Dharamshala: Addressing the 76th COVID-briefing, Amchi Tsamchoe updated the COVID-status of the exile Tibetan community reporting 24 new cases. Of those, 21 are male and 3 females, the eldest among them is aged 67 with the youngest being 19 years old. A 57 year old male suffering from chronic ailments has passed away this week.
Thus far, the total number of reported cases in the exile Tibetan community is 6270, with 6071 recoveries, 150 deaths and 49 currently active.
As per the data received by the committee, the quarantine status of Tibetans stands at 1039, of those 705 are in home quarantine and 34 in institutional quarantine.
CTA in coordination with Men Tsee Khang has so far disbursed immune boosters worth 51, 837 units for free to the public, particularly vulnerable groups including those aged 17 and below and those at quarantine.
Mental health section has counselled 43 Tibetans as of this week.
Mass testing has covered 848 Tibetans living across India and Nepal.
The mass vaccination drive through the dedicated efforts of the central taskforce committee and the settlement committee managed to inoculate 31,561 Tibetans who are fully vaccinated. In Nepal, 3191 Tibetans have been fully vaccinated and 533 Tibetans administered their first dose.
In preparation for the advancing third wave of the pandemic in India, the Central taskforce committee has covered settlements across India to survey the COVID-preparedness and other requirements with only a few settlements and regions remaining. The administration has also arranged training for healthcare workers on treatment of children, especially vulnerable in the advancing third wave of Covid-19.
The global tally is 221million cases, among which the US leads crossing 39 million cases, witnessing daily rise in cases and the elderly unvaccinated demographic’s vulnerability. Closer home in India, 33 million cases were recorded, notably 4 lakh deaths and 43,263 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.
More awareness on the harmful effects of smoking and its links to chronic illnesses needs to be understood said Amchi Tsamchoe, particularly, an immediate presence of carbon monoxide in blood results.
Dr Tsundue of Delek hospital appealed for wider participation in testing for early detection which is one of the factors the committee observed in the assessment of the settlements.