Tripura government has decided to provide an incentive for the medical professionals who are engaged in COVID-19 treatment centres.
The state Cabinet has taken the decision on Thursday.
This was informed minister Ratan Lal Nath during evening at a press conference.
The minister said a three-member committee has been formed to examine about the incentives.
The incentives will be provided on the basis of the pay scale of the health employees.
A technical committee has also been formed with seven expert doctors who will give advice the other doctors of different districts about how to handle the COVID-19 patients.
They will advice them about the treatment protocol.
The minister said more than eight lakh N-95 mask and six thousand PPE are in hand at present.
There is no shortage of medical equipment in the State, Nath reiterated.
Till now the state has two COVID-19 patients and the State Government has decided that the people who are residing in the one square kilometer of the patient’s residence will be tested with a rapid anti-body test.
By April 21, the State will conduct COVID-19 tests for 2000 people, he said.
The minister also said the government has ordered Tripura Medical College, Hapania and private-run ILS hospital to conduct free OPD services from Friday.
They have taken the order positively till end of lockdown.
Now, the patients can avail of free OPD services in both hospitals.
Till Thursday in Tripura, 10798 people were in quarantine surveillance.
Among them, 10191 people have been discharged from quarantine after 14 days of surveillance.
865 sample have been collected and 762 have been tested.
Among the 762 samples, 760 were found negative.