Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today addressed people of the state regarding prevention of corona virus infection. In his address to the public, Chief Minister said- ‘Dear brothers and sisters, Jai Johar! as you know, the entire world is struggling with the pandemic of corona virus. Today, one case has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive in Chhattisgarh as well. The patient is being provided overall treatment at AIIMS Raipur. All the family members of the patient and the people who came in contact with the patient have been identified and kept in isolation.
Chhattisgarh has all the required arrangements in place for treatment of corona virus infection. There is no need to panic or fear. All we need to do is stay alert and be responsible. Expert Physicians in AIIMS are doing treatment of the patient. A large number of corona patients have recovered across the country. The process of examining people returning from foriegn tours is also in progress. I would like to repeat my words- if you know someone who has returned from foreign country and has not reported Health Department about it, then immediately report the matter to toll free number 104.
People need to understand that hiding information will not help in prevention of corona virus, reporting and getting proper treatment will. Children and senior citizens should especially be careful. I request people of the state to stay indoors and go out only in case of emergency. I have cancelled all my programmes and meetings for safe of people. Public gatherings in places such as schools, colleges, cinema halls, malls and crowded places have also been prohibited.
I assure you, there is no need to panic. I, your Chief Minister, State Government and its entire team is alert and ready with all the arrangements for prevention and cure of this virus, all we need is your cooperation.
We have constituted an Emergency Communication Team (ECT) for providing proper information regarding prevention and cure of CORONA Virus, which will help in putting an end to the spread of misinformation.
I express my heartfelt gratitude to the all the physicans and medical staff of Health Department for working continuously for corona treatment.Entire states appreciates their servitude and dedication. I have decided to provide special additional allowance to Health Department teams engaged in corona treatment.
State Government has taken an important decision to enforce Section 144 in all the municipal areas including capital city Raipur. Main reason behind this is to prevent public gatherings in order to prevent corona virus infection.
I strongly believe that people of Chhattisgarh will cooperate with state government and the fellow citizens in this time of crisis, and help in preventing this pandemic of corona virus. Your cooperation is expected.