Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the Public Participation model of Madhya Pradesh will work in the third wave also in the control of Covid. Once again the government and citizens together will defeat the third wave in the same way that work was done when dealing with crisis situations with public cooperation in the first and second wave of Covid. Joint efforts will be successful, humanity will win.
Chouhan was seeking information about the status of Covid and efforts being made in the districts of the state, from his residence through video conference today. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan interacted with the members of Crisis Management Group and receive their suggestions. Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and State Ministers also took part in the discussion and meeting through video conference. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Prabhuram Chaudhary was present in the video conferencing from the Chief Minister’s residence. Chouhan extended Makar Sankranti greetings to all the public representatives and officers at the video conference.
The Chief Minister said that maximum number of people will remain in home isolation, who should be taken care of and made aware of precautions. This is important. At present, 21 thousand 394 patients are in home isolation in the state. Necessary facilities are being given to them. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan will review the re-vaccination work and infection control in the Collectors’ conference on January 17.
Chouhan has said that a big challenge is in front of us in the form of third wave. Do not panic, be alert and cautious. There is also a possibility of Corona cases increasing rapidly. A fact has come from all over the world that those who get infected in this wave are less serious. Therefore, the cases of hospitalization are now a little more than about three percent. In the previous wave, up to 40 percent patients had to be admitted. After the research done so far, experts are of the opinion that the effect of this variant remains till the throat. It does not affect the lungs much. But that does not mean that we should not be alert. We have to win the Covid epidemic, while combating this wave with full vigilance, it is also our resolve.
Chouhan said that crisis management committees of wards and district panchayats along with blocks are associated in this discussion today. I appeal that the targets given to the districts for the Corona test should be fulfilled. Representatives must focus on testing in their areas. There is also an appeal to the Crisis Management of the villages and panchayats that if anyone in the village has any cold and cough, then inspire them to get them tested. The Chief Minister appealed to Panchayat Level Crisis Management Committees to see that no one is left without vaccination.
100 percent immunization of youth of 15 to 18 years must be ensured. This is a powerful way to avoid Covid. Increase the number of tests in all district fever clinics. There should be adequate number of fever clinics. The test report should come within 24 hours so that no one roams around as a spreader. If someone comes positive, then he should be isolated at home and given a medical kit. Due to this, the medicine of the infected will start on time and the infection will not increase. If there is no system of home isolation, the infected person should be admitted to Covid Care Center. An ambulance should be arranged to admit the infected person, so that he can be taken to the hospital on time. The Block Level Crisis Management Committee should also get the suspects tested in coordination with the Block Medical Officer. Maintain a system 24 hours by creating a control room.