Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that in the second phase of Kill Corona campaign, “Sankalp ki chain jodo, Corona ki chain todo” campaign will be launched in the state from August 1 to 14. This is mainly an awareness campaign under which people will be made aware to wear masks and adhering to physical distancing compulsorily and through this the infection of Corona will be eliminated.
Chief Minister Chouhan said that we have to accelerate the pace of our economy. Therefore, from now on there will be no lockdown in any district of the state, other than the pre-announced one and Sunday lockdown. If need for lockdown arises in any district due to unavoidable reasons, permission will have to be sought from the state level. No collector will be able to impose lockdown in district on his/her own free will.
Chief Minister Chouhan was reviewing the situation and arrangements of Corona in the state through video conferencing from Chirayu Hospital. Home Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra, Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang, Health Minister Prabhuram Chaudhary, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Health Mohammad Suleman and other officers were present at the video conference.
Good work done in Indore
During a review of Indore district, Chief Minister Chouhan lauded the work done in the district to prevent Corona infection and to reduce the mortality rate. Collector Indore gave detailed information about the action taken in this regard. Lauding the daily review meetings by the Indore Divisional Commissioner with Dean Medical College pertaining to death cases, Chief Minister Chouhan directed that this system should be implemented in other divisions as well.
Three types of quarantine Home, Institutional and Paid will be available
Chief Minister Chouhan informed that home and institutional quarantine is being provided in the state to prevent Corona infection. Now, arrangement for paid quarantine has been made for those who can afford it.
Quarantine arrangement in MP tourism hotels
Additional Chief Secretary ICP Kesari informed that quarantine has been arranged in Bhopal, Rewa, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Ujjain etc. in Madhya Pradesh tourism hotels. Rs 1500 per day including food charges in Rajbhogi cities and Rs 1000 per day in other cities will have to be paid. In Bhopal, this arrangement has been made in Hotel Ashoka Lake View.
Rapid Antigen Test should be started in other districts immediately
Chief Minister Chouhan said that rapid antigen tests have been started in Bhopal. He directed that this test should be started immediately in Indore and other districts.
Madhya Pradesh ranks 15th in both active and positive cases
ACS Health informed that now Madhya Pradesh ranks 15th in the country in both active and positive cases. According to the July 30 report, Madhya Pradesh has 8454 active cases. Testing in the state is continuously increasing. On the previous day, 14 thousand 647 samples were taken in the state.
Situation of Morena and Ujjain better
In a district-wise review of Morena and Ujjain districts, it was found that the situation in both the districts is constantly improving. There are 6 new cases of Corona in Morena and 8 in Ujjain. The Chief Minister directed to pay special attention to Khargone due to rise in cases there.
Negligence in Barwani should be investigated
During a review it was found that there was negligence in contact tracing in Barwani district. Taking this matter seriously, the Chief Minister instructed to investigate and punish the culprits.
Telemedicine work in Sagar district proved fruitful
Health Minister Prabhuram Chaudhary said during video conferencing from Raisen that there has been good work in telemedicine in Sagar district. Punitive action has also been taken for not wearing face mask there. Collector Rajgarh said that so far a fine of about Rs 22 thousand has been imposed for not wearing masks there. Chief Minister Chouhan directed to take similar action in other districts also.
Experts Committee to improve arrangements in Hamidia Hospital
In order to curb death rate in Hamidia hospital, Chief Minister Chouhan gave instructions to set up a experts’ committee to improve arrangements in the Hospital. The committee will comprise Principal Secretary Sanjay Shukla, Faiz Ahmed Qidwai and others along with medical experts and senior officers.