Recovery rate touches 72.3 percent in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan today reviewed the situation of Corona control in the state. On this occasion, it was informed that the trend of virus control is stable in the state for the last one month. Active cases in the state are less than other states, whereas virus infection is also relatively under control in Madhya Pradesh as compared to other states. Along with this, the state’s current recovery rate has reached 72.3 percent, which is the highest in the country after Rajasthan. This means that the recovery of patients in Madhya Pradesh is fast. Besides, the doubling rate is 34.9 days, which is higher than all states. This means we have been successful in slowing the pace of infection in Madhya Pradesh. Health and Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and Director General of Police Shri Vivek Johri were present in the meeting. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked officers to issue necessary guidelines for all districts. It was decided in the meeting that the operation of interstate buses in the state will remain closed till June 30. Schools, colleges and educational institutions will also remain closed. Except for essential services, remaining activities will be closed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Officers will have to ensure 100 percent attendance in offices.

During the review today, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan issued instructions that functioning of fever clinics must be improved. Rules should be strictly followed in the containment areas. People in these areas must not be given total freedom to move around. Total utilization of Covid care centres must be ensured. The task of testing and surveillance should also be undertaken seriously. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that online counseling should also be made available to patients where necessary. Efforts must also be made for complete sampling and to shift serious patients to better medical centres. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that short-term and long-term plans should be prepared. Wherever shortcomings are found in the system, efforts should be made to remove them at the district level. He said that songs, music and encouraging environment should be made for patients in hospitals so as to boost their morale and they recover soon.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that the officers of the Indian Administrative Service, who have been made officer in-charge of the divisions should communicate regularly with the Collectors and Superintendents of Police as well as doctors and CMOs to get regular information about efforts being made to control the field situation.

State level review

Reviewing the situation in the state, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that despite getting success in controlling the virus compared to other states, positive cases are still surfacing in a few districts. The effort should be made to ensure that they should remain fully serious towards treatment of the patients. Adherence to social distancing norms and virus prevention must be ensured. Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman informed that 10 thousand 935 positive patients have been found so far in the state, out of which 7 thousand 903 patients went back home after recovery. There are 2 thousand 567 active cases. The state’s positivity rate is 4.26 and continuous efforts are being made to reduce it.

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