Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the door-to-door health survey work should be completed in districts from July one in the state. Necessary guidance should be given regarding formation of survey teams, training and survey work. The district collectors as well as senior administrative officers responsible for the review for various divisions should ensure preparation of the survey work.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was seeking information about Corona control in the state today at Mantralaya through video conference. It was told during the conference that the growth rate of Corona in the state is 1.46 percent, which is the lowest in Madhya Pradesh compared to other other states. Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Shri Vivek Johri and Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman were present in the meeting.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that Madhya Pradesh has been successful in controlling the virus by increasing testing facilities, increasing bed capacity for treatment, adhering to social distancing and running fever clinics. Efforts to check Corona growth rate in the state have been successful, which means that Madhya Pradesh has been more successful in preventing infection. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed all collectors that contact history must be monitored constantly and the number of positive patients should also come down to zero. He instructed the Health Commissioner, Dr. Sanjay Goyal to ensure that there is overall improvement in the health of the patients in the state and all efforts should be made to save them from the grave circumstances caused by the disease.
During the review, it was informed that 6617 tests have been completed in the state on Wednesday. Use of available bed capacity for patients is also decreasing in the state. Normal beds, ICU beds are adequate, which were managed keeping in mind the possibility of rise in spread of infection. In Indore district, 16 percent general wards and 30 percent ICU wards are being used. Only 15 percent of ICU wards are full in Bhopal. Except for Indore and Bhopal districts, on an average 9 percent general beds and only 6 percent ICU beds are being used in other districts of the state. Madhya Pradesh is second in the country with a total recovery rate of 76.4 percent. The condition of Madhya Pradesh has been quite fine in terms of number of active cases in large states of India. At present, Madhya Pradesh ranks 13th with 2441 active cases. The positivity rate of Madhya Pradesh is 3.92 percent, which is much lower than the country’s positive rate of 6.26. The state’s doubling rate is 47.7 days, which is higher in other big states. This means that we have been more successful in reducing the pace of infection in the state. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed Dhar and Jabalpur districts separately. It was informed in the conference that there is least one active case in 47 districts and less than 10 active cases in 23 districts in the state. In five districts, there is not a single active case. There are 1119 containment areas in the state at present with 7.63 lakh inhabitants. About 9 thousand police officers and employees are on duty in Covid-19 in the state.
Rs 25 thousand 855 crore paid to farmers for wheat and gram
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also reviewed the work of payment of funds to farmers for procured wheat and gram. Principal Secretary Food Shri Shiv Shekhar Shukla and Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Ajit Kesari gave information about transportation and safe storage of wheat and gram procured in the state. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also sought information about payment of procured wheat and gram. It was informed that Rs 23 thousand 455 crore has been paid to the farmers for wheat and Rs 2 thousand 400 crore for gram, that is, a total amount of Rs 25 thousand 855 crore has been paid.