Corona management review meeting, master planning for covid treatment up to CHC-PHC level: Chief Minister
Jaipur, 7 May 2021. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the infection of Corona is spreading very fast even in rural areas and youth. The death rate is also much higher than the first wave. Experts are anticipating a third wave. In view of this, the Medical and Health Department should do master planning for the availability of beds, oxygen and other resources up to CHC and PHC level. This will enable people to get treatment locally.
Shri Gehlot was conducting a high-level review on Friday night through video conference on other related topics including Kovid infection, lockdown and availability of resources. The Chief Minister said that at the pace with which the infection is spreading, it is very important that all people remain self-disciplined and cooperate in the state government's resolve to save lives. He has appealed to the people of the state to fully comply with the lockdown guidelines to be implemented from May 10 for the survival of themselves and their loved ones.
The Chief Minister directed to ensure that private hospitals do not charge more than the rates fixed for treatment from Kovid patients. Nodal officers employed in hospitals should monitor it effectively so that patients get proper treatment at prescribed rates. Along with that, they should also try to resolve the complaints regarding the availability of Remeddivir and Oxygen and the investigation rates etc. Shri Gehlot said that the vaccination campaign should be given more momentum to protect the youth from infection. The availability of the vaccine should be increased by coordinating with the Central Government.
The Chief Minister said that more important than any function is to save the lives of the people. In this way, I request everyone to postpone the marriage ceremony. Because a large reason behind the rise of infection has been the gathering of people in such programs. He said that awareness campaign should be strengthened for the adoption of Kovid Protocol in cities as well as villages. Constantly make people aware through mikes, loudspeakers, etc.
Mr. Gehlot said that the state government is not having any shortage of resources in the management of Kovid, but the allocation of oxygen is in the hands of the central government. We are facing a lot of trouble due to lack of allotment as per requirement, shortage of tankers along with time taken off from remote locations. We are working day and night for proper management of oxygen. The Chief Minister said that we are working on all the available options for the availability of oxygen. Rapid efforts are underway at various levels to purchase oxygen concentrators from abroad.
Medical and Health Minister Dr. Raghu Sharma said that we need to work on a comprehensive strategy in view of the apprehension of the third and fourth wave. For this it would be appropriate to prepare short term and long term plans. He said that developing oxygen support system at model CHC level in every assembly constituency would go a long way in fighting this epidemic.
Minister of State for Medicine, Dr. Subhash Garg said that in order to make the oxygen concentrator work continuously, uninterrupted power supply should be ensured in the Kovid Care Centers. He emphasized on the development of oxygen plants at the local level.
Chief Secretary Shri Niranjan Arya informed that the district collectors have obtained about 1000 concentrators through Bhamashahs etc. He also apprised the efforts being made to increase the supply of oxygen and vaccine in the state.
Additional Chief Secretary Mr. Subodh Agrawal, Principal Secretary of Medical and Health Department Mr. Akhil Arora and Commissioner of Rajasthan Foundation Mr. Dhiraj Shrivastava informed about the purchase of oxygen concentrator. He told that the first shipment from Russia has reached Delhi. We are also getting support from overseas Rajasthanis, Bhamashahs, various organizations etc. in this work.
Additional Chief Secretary Jaladay Shri Sudhansh Pant gave information about genome sequencing, oxygen and allocation of ramdesvir. Principal Secretary of Home Affairs Shri Abhay Kumar informed that strict provisions have been made in the lockdown guidelines to prevent movement of people. He said that to prevent infection, we have to move towards zero mobility.
Director General of Police Shri ML Lather informed that the Enforcement has been increased to meet the guidelines of the lockdown. Along with the regular police force, services of other agencies and homeguards are also being used.
Mr. Siddharth Mahajan, Secretary, Department of Medicine and Health and Mr. Vaibhav Galaria, Secretary, Medical Education, informed about the progress of setting up of Oxygen Plant through NHM, Government of India, Department of Medical Education and other means. Industry Secretary Mr. Ashutosh Ati gave information regarding the lift of oxygen.
Government Secretary Autonomous Government Shri Bhavani Singh Detha informed that work has been started to set up oxygen plants in 59 urban bodies. He informed that awareness campaign has also been given more momentum. Director of Information and Public Relations Shri Purushottam Sharma said that people are being made aware through mic on about 3600 vehicles across the state.
RUHS Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajababu Panwar and Principal of SMS College Dr. Sudhir Bhandari and other officials also expressed their views.