Resources will be no constrain in state: Baghel

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister holding a state disaster management authority meeting on Thursday directed officials to ensure compliance of all preventive measures over coronavirus in the state.

Holding a detailed discussion with all district collectors and superintendents of police through video-conferencing from his official residence, said in all urban areas the prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC has been imposed and to ensure the availability of ration and medicines to the people, especially those below poverty line.

As anganbadi and mid-day meals have been stopped, the food materials should be served to the residence of the children, while state board examinations, all training programmes and other examinations should be postponed.

The chief minister directed screening of passengers arriving at railway stations, airports, and inter-state border check posts.

He directed to shut down all spas, beauty parlours, malls, departmental stores, choupatis, swimming pools, libraries, coaching centres were gatherings takes place.

In hostels and paying guest facilities of educational institutions gatherings should be banned. Public rallies, public meetings and social events too should be banned, he said.

The CM directed to stop all fake news being spread through social media platforms, including WhatsApp.

The names of people with symptoms of coronavirus and those testing positive with Convid-19, and their addresses should not be revealed, Baghel said.

Travel records of all residents of the state, moving out of the state and people coming into the state in search of jobs and other work, should be kept even at the village level, the CM said, adding that stern action will be taken against people who are selling of masks and sanitizers in the black market.

The CM also directed officials to hold webcasting, video-conferencing, and Facebook live meeting by the collectors. He also asked public representatives, ministers, MLAs, mayors, zila panchayat heads and janpad chairmen to refrain from holding meetings at their residences.

District core committees on the lines of state core committees should be set up and contact tracing team should be constituted, he said.

Baghel directed to officials to open coronavirus testing labs at Raigarh and Jagdalpur and provide special allowance to all healthcare employees linked with the testing and quarantine centres.

State health minister at the meeting, suggested for taking assistance from the doctors posted with the CRPF for preventive measures and deputation of security personnel at quarantine centres.

AIIMS Director Dr Nitin M spoke on the available isolation ward and diagnostic centre in AIIMS, Raipur.