CM reviews preparations to deal with possible 3rd Covid wave

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that we are fully prepared to deal with the possible third wave of Covid. He said children should never get infected. But even if such a situation arises, all arrangements have been made for children to play and their admission alongwith their mothers’ lodging in the district hospital, Jabalpur. Arrangements are also being made for the necessary equipment for the treatment in the children’s ward.

Chouhan visited Seth Govinddas District Hospital, Victoria Hospital, Jabalpur today and took stock of the arrangements made to deal with the possible third wave of Corona. Chouhan dedicated a newly constructed 20 bedded High Dependency Unit with state-of-the-art medical equipment and resources for better treatment of children.

Along with this, he also laid the foundation of the upgradation work of the 20 bedded ICU ward to be built at a cost of about Rs 2.12 crore and also inspected the 13 bedded Intensive Care Unit built earlier.

During the inspection, Chouhan was told by Collector Karmaveer Sharma that the existing 13-bedded ICU of the children has been upgradced and 20 more beds are being increased. Now there are 33 ICU beds in the district hospital.

Arrangements will be made to provide Multipara monitor, ventilator, bed side x-ray machine etc. in each bed.

Multipara Monitor, Highflow Oxygen Machines, CPAP, BiPAP, Highflow Nasal Cannula, Oxygen Concentrator have been set up for the best treatment of children in the 20-bedded H.D.U. ward. The Chief Minister also viewed a photo exhibition of the preparations made in view of the possible third wave during the Covid period besides the health arrangements.

Meanwhile, Minister in charge of the district and Minister of Public Works, Cottage and Village Industries Gopal Bhargav, MLA Ashok Rohani and MLA Vinay Saxena, former Minister Anchal Sonkar and Sharad Jain, Commissioner Disabilities Sandeep Rajak, Divisional Commissioner B. Chandrashekhar, I.G. Bhagwat Singh Chouhan, Collector Karmaveer Sharma, Superintendent of Police Siddharth Bahuguna, Regional Director Health Services Dr. Sanjay Mishra and CMHO Dr. Ratnesh Kuraria were present.