A total of 824 oximeters would be distributed among patients under home isolation in Tripura Credit: Representational Image

Agartala: In a move to provide better treatment to novel coronavirus patients, Tripura government has distributed oxygen concentrators among the COVID hospitals and COVID care centres across the state.

An order copy issued by the National Health Mission Director Dr Siddharth Shiv Jaiswal informed that a total of 185 oxygen concentrators would be distributed among all the COVID hospitals and COVID Care Centres for better management of critical patients.

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The department has also decided to distribute oximeters among the corona positive patients who have opted to remain in home isolation.

“The health department has received a total of 824 oximeters which would be distributed among the patients under home isolation to keep a track of their health condition,” an official informed.

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The oximeters distributed among the districts include 430 in West Tripura district, 28 in Sepahijala, 160 in Khowai, 180 in Gomati, 4 in South Tripura, 10 in Dhalai, six each in Unakoti and North Tripura districts.

Chief medical officers and officials concerned have, however, been requested to collect back the issued equipment from the patient, once when he or she becomes negative for COVID-19, for re-issuance.

Meanwhile, the state’s confirmed COVID-19 cases soared to 7,660 with three more COVID-19 related deaths, taking the toll to 65, and 5,497 recovered cases so far.

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