Chhattisgarh controls Corona Pandemic Surge with better testing, tracing, vaccination and treatment

2197 tests per million population daily in the state, while only 1245 at the national level

After expansion of facilities, now TRUNAT in 39 labs and RTPCR test in 15

6 new government labs are getting ready for RTPCR test

Facility of antigen test up to primary health center level

Rapid decline in infection rate, from 30 percent to now 12 percent

Search and investigation of 7 contacts of every Kovid patient ensured

Raipur, 15 May 2021 The state of Chhattisgarh has managed to crack the corona with better testing, tracing, vaccination and treatment. Every day 2197 tests are being done per million population in the state, whereas at the national level this average is only 1245.

     With the continuous monitoring and direction of the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, facility of TruNat in 39 labs and RTPCR test in 15 is now being provided. With this, 6 new government labs are being prepared for RTPCR test in Balodabazar, Durg, Dantewada, Janjgir-Champa, Jashpur and Korba. The antigen test is available up to the level of all primary health centers in the state, while testing capacity of 2 to 4 labs is also being increased by providing additional machines in each district.

   Efforts being made in the state for corona infection have led to a sharp decline in the infection rate, the infection rate which was close to 30 percent in April has now come down to 12 percent. Last year, while an average of 4 to 4 contacts were being trained on Kovid infected patients, now 7 contacts of every Kovid patient are being searched and ensured, which has helped a lot in preventing infection.

     At present, 1063 settlement areas have been declared in the state where door-to-door testing is being done. There are 6 Medical Colleges and 37 Dedicated Covid Hospitals including AIIMS Raipur and a total of 154 Covid Care Centers in the state, along with Dedicated Covid Hospitals in each district of the state. The facility of 5294 beds in the Government Dedicated Kovid Hospital and 16405 beds in the Kovid Care Center has been provided. 9 thousand 596 beds have been provided in private Kovid hospitals. With this, a total of 1151 ventilators have been made available in 526 government and 625 private hospitals.

      To increase the number of oxygenated beds, 18 new oxygen generation plants have been set up in the state, besides 6 plants are under process, out of which 3 plants will be set up in the next one week. A special teleconsultation hub has been set up at Raipur Medical College through which telecom conferencing is being provided to all government dedicated Kovid Hospitals through video conferencing every day by the subject experts of the college from May 2020 onwards. Tele rounds are also taken if required.

Virtual OPD in Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Memorial Hospital Feature of

     At present, for the convenience of general patients, virtual OPD in Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Smriti Hospital Raipur. A facility has also been started. This facility is available daily from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm. During this time, medical advice will be given by experts from Department of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Department of Psychiatry. In future, if the number of patients increases, physicians of other departments will also be available. Virtual OPD via link Can be joined. In Chhattisgarh, over 7.72 lakh people have been cured of corona so far, out of which 1.38 lakh have been discharged from hospital and 6.34 lakh patients have completed home isolation period. Control rooms have also been set up in each district to monitor home isolated patients.

    Vaccination of 3.99 lakh people in the age group of 18-44 years

     According to the video conferencing of the Government of India on May 11, the state of Chhattisgarh ranks sixth in the entire country in awarding the first dose of Kovid-19 vaccine to the age group above 45 years. In the entire country, only Ladakh, Sikkim, Tripura, Lakshadweep and Himachal Pradesh are ahead of Chhattisgarh. If we talk about the coverage of the first dose of health care workers, Chhattisgarh is third in the country with (98.4 percent).

       Maximum 3.26 lakh persons were vaccinated in the state on 2 April 2021 and 2.92 lakh persons were vaccinated on 3 April. Till May 14, a total of 64.20 lakh beneficiaries have been given vaccine dosages in the state. On 14 May 2021, 40,266 persons were vaccinated in 2,086 sessions. Till May 14, a total of 3,99,262 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years were vaccinated. After vaccination on 14 May 2021, there are 2,72,050 doses from the central government channel and 96,950 from the state government channel.

Recovery of Rs 3.44 crore from people who do not apply masks in public place

     For the prevention of Kovid-19 epidemic, a provision of Rs 500 fine has been made by the state government for not wearing masks in public places. From 25 February 2021 to 10 May 2021, Rs 3 crore 44 lakh was recovered from 2.22 lakh people of all districts.