Chouhan holds video conferencing on Corona

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday, held discussions with all the Commissioners, IGs, District Collectors, SPs, CMHOs, Municipal Commissioners, Municipalities, CMOs through video conferencing for prevention of coronavirus in connection with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for a 21-day nationwide lockdown.

The Chief Minister spoke about the situation arising due to the lockdown and assistance package for the affected sections. He said that under the Social Security Scheme, payment of Rs 275 crore, at the rate Rs 600 per month is being made to 46 lakh pensioners of the state every month. All types of social security pension, widow pension, old age pension, destitute pension etc. will be paid in advance for two months.

Assistance of about Rs 8.25 lakh will be provided to the labourers under Sannirman Karmakar Mandal at the rate of Rs 1000 per worker. Similarly, a total amount of Rs 2.20 lakh (Rs 2000 per family) will be sent to the accounts of families of Sahariya, Baiga and Bharia tribes as two months advance amount. If found Corona positive, free treatment will be provided in the government hospital / medical college besides free treatment will be available for all classes in the identified private medical college and hospital. Private hospitals will be paid according to the prescribed rates in Ayushman India. Under Panch Parmeshwar Yojana, an amount is available under administrative head in Gram Panchayats. It is being allowed to spend wherever people have to arrange food / shelter due to Corona control and lockdown.

Children are not getting the benefit of Mid-Day Meal Scheme due to the closure of schools. Food grains have been released till April 2020 which is now being made available through PDS ration shops.

As a result of this, an amount of Rs 156.15 crore will be distributed in the account of 65 lakh 91,000 students– Rs 94.25 crore to 60.81 lakh students of primary schools at the rate of Rs 155 and Rs 61.90 crore to 26.68 lakh students of Secondary school at the rate of Rs 232 per student.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan gave important instructions to all concerned officers. He said that it is necessary that people stay in their homes and there should be no crowd.

There will be no religious and social programmes. All religious places will also be closed to the general public. District collectors were instructed to hold discussions with local religious leaders.