Be poised to prevent third wave: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan ordered officials to be on guard against the possible Covid-19 third wave and prevent the same before the ripple of fear sets in. For this, it is imperative to get maximum number of corona tests conducted and contacts traced, so that even the single patient of corona can be immediately identified, isolated and treated. There should be no laxity in this work.

The Chief Minister said that Madhya Pradesh is ranked 32nd among all the States and union territories of the country in terms of corona infection. The infection in the State has touched the lowest level, but we cannot be careless. We must adopt Covid appropriate behaviour and strictly adhere to corona protocol.

Chouhan said that vaccination in Madhya Pradesh is going on at the due pace under the Vaccination Mahaabhiyan. Madhya Pradesh ranks fourth in the country in terms of vaccination.

As much as 33% of the 18 + population in the State have been vaccinated, while 40% in this category have been vaccinated in Gujarat and Rajasthan and 38% of eligible persons in Karnataka. Chouhan was reviewing the status of corona and vaccination work in the State through video conferencing in Mantralaya on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Health Commissioner Akash Tripathi etc. were present in the meeting.

More than 2 crore vaccine doses have been administered to persons above 18 years in Madhya Pradesh. Out of these, the first dose has been administered to 1.80 crore persons and more than 20 lakh persons have been given the second dose.

As many as 38 new cases of corona have been reported in the State. The weekly rate and today’s positivity rate of the state is 0.1 percent. The corona recovery rate has increased to 98.8 percent. The number of active cases has come down to 630.

Chouhan instructed that corona tests should not be reduced in any district of the State. Instructions were issued to increas testing in Alirajpur, Vidisha, Gwalior, Dewas, Sehore, Raisen, Dhar, Tikamgarh, Rajgarh and Barwani districts.

Chouhan said that 712 patients of black fungus are still undergoing treatment in the State. Special attention should be paid to their treatment. Ensure availability of ‘Amphotericin-B’’ injections and other medicines for treatment.