10 days’ complete lockdown will be enforced in Bhopal Municipal limit only: Chouhan

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that 10 days complete lockdown being imposed from 8.00 p.m. of July 24 will be enforced in Bhopal Municipal limit only. The supply of most essential commodities like medicines, vegetables, fruits, milk etc. will be ensured. For the convenience of poor, fair price shops will remain open. All private offices and commercial establishments will remain shut.

All industries will run and identity cards issued by factory owners to their employees for movement in industrial areas will be accepted. E-pass will be issued to people for movement inside the boundaries of Bhopal Municipal Corporation and exit for the most essential work.

The Chief Minister was reviewing the situation of Corona and arrangements in the state through video conferencing at Mantralaya on Thursday.

Minister for Home Narottam Mishra, Minister for Medical Education, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, Relief and Rehabilitation Shri Vishwas Sarang, Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Home S.N. Mishra, Principal Secretary Faiz Ahmed Qidwai and other were present at the meeting. Additional Chief Secretary Mohammad Suleman attended the video conferencing from Indore.

During the review of Anuppur district, the Chief Minister Chouhan instructed that all efforts should be made to increase the contact tracing to control the infection. Balaghat district has been asked to maintain special vigilance in rural areas. Instructions were given for removal of Chief Medical and Health Officer of Chhatarpur district and for making better arrangement in the district.

The Chief Minister instructed to pay special attention to district with high infection like Bhopal, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Morena and Khargone. There is now an increase in number of patients in Ujjain; hence attention should also be paid to the district.

Chouhan said that effective control on corona infection has been gained in Indore and remarkable decline in fatality rate has been recorded there. One hundred 38 deaths in April, 72 in May, 64 in June and 18 in July have been caused due to corona in Indore. Shri Chouhan said to conduct case study of Indore and its best practices should be implemented in other districts.

The Chief Minister has said that to monitor whether best protocol of treatment is being followed in Covid hospitals or not, CCTV cameras should be installed in Covid hospitals without cameras.

In the review of Shahdol district, the Chief Minister instructed that the medical college should be kept ready, to ensure better treatment to covid patients of the vicinity. Minister Narottam Mishra has instructed that the recruitment of class 3 and 4 employees in medical colleges of the state should be done soon.