Bhupesh Baghel today discussed the situation arising out of the Kovid-19 transition with the heads of various societies and social organizations along with the members of the Council of Ministers. The Chief Minister informed the social representatives associated with the video conference from the five divisional headquarters, informing them about the worsening situation of Corona infection in the state and asked for suggestions from them. He called upon people to be motivated for corona vaccination and COVID-19 screening, as well as to avoid infection, use of masks, maintain physical distance and good hand hygiene. Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev, Home Minister Mr. Tamradhwaj Sahu, Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, School Education Minister Dr. Premasai Singh Tekam, Excise Minister Mr. Kavasi Lakhma, Food Minister Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shiv Kumar Dahria, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaysingh Agrawal, Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Anila Bhendia, Public Health Engineering Minister Guru Rudra Kumar, Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr. Rajesh Tiwari and Chief Secretary Mr. Amitabh Jain also attended.
Mr. Baghel appealed to all social leaders and social organizations to help the government openly to control the Corona epidemic. He said that the kind of active cooperation that was successful in preventing corona infection with the cooperation of all sections of the society in the last year. He also appealed to increase the number of oxygen-assisted beds in hospitals and covid care centers and provide financial and material support to provide food and other facilities to the needy in locked-down areas.
In the meeting, Chief Minister Mr. Baghel also sought suggestions from experts of AIIMS Raipur, Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Smriti Hospital, Sims Bilaspur and representatives of Indian Medical Council related to the video conference. Experts pointed out the need to increase the number of beds having oxygen facility in hospitals and adequate number of human resources. He said that Corona-infected people are arriving at the hospital very late for treatment. The number of deaths due to reaching a critical stage is increasing. Representatives of the Indian Medical Council suggested that a central referral system should be created to treat serious patients. Also, standard treatment protocols should also be set up involving experts from the government and private sector.
Experts called for the active support of social and civic organizations to control the corona infection. He said that these organizations would be very helpful in making people aware about vaccination, screening, infection prevention measures and necessary precautions. He suggested to operate Covid Care Centers in various social buildings. This will not put unnecessary burden on the patients who do not need oxygen facility.
The Chief Minister connected the video conference from the five divisional headquarters to Muslim society, Sikh society, Christian society, Jain society, Buddhist society, Brahmin society, Kshatriya society, Sahu society, Kurmi society, Devgan society, Yadav society, Satnami society, Gond society, Nagesia During the discussion with the representatives of Samaj, Kanwar Samaj, Oraon Samaj, Pahari Korwa Samaj and other societies, this time compared to last year, people are less aware of Corona infection. People have become relaxed about the precautions to be taken to avoid this. Kovid-19 patients are being found in cities as well as villages. The whole family is getting infected. In the meeting, the Chief Minister directed the Health Department officials that wherever the number of beds with oxygen facility can be increased, increase the number of beds on priority. He said that hostels and other government buildings can be used for Kovid care centers and their buildings can also be used by talking to social organizations. He also suggested increasing the reserved number of beds with oxygen facility in private hospitals for Corona patients by 50 percent.