Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that efforts should be made in the districts to not let the number of active cases rise by taking measures as per local conditions. Discussions can be held with the traders community to limit the time of opening of shops in the markets and arrangements can be made to voluntarily close the market for half day or full day one or two days a week so that infection does not spread. We all have the responsibility to stop the spread of the virus. Also, all measures of social distancing must be adopted compulsorily. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that better services can be provided to the patients of home isolation by the the officers of the Indian Administrative Service in charge of the districts in coordination with Red Cross, private hospitals and other health centres. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the condition of Corona in the state today.
Individuals who are financially capable should make payment to the hospital
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan sought information about each district in a meeting held today. He said that no amount is being charged for the treatment of Corona. A large section of the society cannot pay this amount. Those patients who are financially stable must voluntarily pay for their treatment to the hospitals. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan appealed to the affluent section of the society that if they can pay the amount of their treatment without any problem, then they should volunteer to do so. This will be a support given to the entire health machinery, medical institute and society.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan reviewed the treatment and care being given to the patients in various districts of the state in the meeting. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that all fever clinics should be run in an effective manner. Oxygen and other arrangements should also be ensured. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the use of pulse oximeter should be ensured. The home isolation system should also be strongly monitored. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that necessary support should also be extended to the private hospitals which provide better treatment and care to the patients. On this occasion, information was also sought about the continuous monitoring of home isolation patients by the command and control centres. It was told in the meeting that the positive rate was 8.9 between September 2 and 16. Along with this, the fatality rate was 2 percent, which has been steadily decreasing. Madhya Pradesh is ranked 14th in the number of active patients in the country. The recovery rate of Madhya Pradesh which is 76.8 percent is better than most states.
Limited people should be allowed in the event
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan instructed the collectors to control the activities that can draw crowd. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that it has been decided not to organize Garba this year to prevent spread of virus infection. Along with this, it was told to adhere to Durgotsav guidelines sent earlier which includes not organizing chal samaroha, limiting the height of Durga idol to six feet, limiting the size of temporary pavilions in the tableau to 10 × 10 feet and limiting the participants in the idol immersion to 10.
Indore should set an ideal example
During a review of Indore, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that if the traders decide to fix the time limit of opening shops, then Indore can set an ideal example. This would be exemplary in terms of preventing spread of infection and reducing risk. Collector, Indore informed that at present there is no oxygen related problem in Indore. Adequate beds are also available for patients. For positive and suspected patients, 1681 beds are being used against the capacity of 7073 beds which is 24 percent of the total capacity. As many as 281 ICU beds are being used which is 86 percent of the total capacity which is 325. Traders are agreeing to reducing the time of opening of shops, which will help to prevent the spread of infection. Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Shri Mohammad Suleman, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Manish Rastogi and Commissioner Public Relations Dr. Sudam Khade were present in the meeting.
Minister for Medical Education Shri Vishwas Sarang, Cheif Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Cheif Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman and Commissioner Public Relations Dr. Sudam Khade were present on the occasion.