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CM Chouhan accepts challenge to Defeat Corona

Sunday - April 5, 2020 10:38 pm , Category : MADHYA PRADESH


Bhopal 5 April 2020:  Shivraj Singh Chouhan took over as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on March 23. The entire state was reeling under the fear of the Corona crisis state till then. The biggest challenge before Chouhan was to overcome this fear and build trust among the people and restore order. The biggest task was to prepare people to follow social distancing and to take precautions to prevent corona infection. Along with this, providing the necessary resources to the health staff was also the main objective. The equipments, masks, PPE kits, testing kits, lab facilities and doctors required for security of the patients and their families were limited in the state. Providing training and technical resources to nurses, paramedical staff was necessary for the suspected and infected corona patients.

Situation started changing in seven days

The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accepted the challenge to make the state free from the crisis. Chouhan is playing role of one man army to defeat corona crisis. On one hand he organised a video conferencing as soon as he took the charge and reviewed the situation of all the districts on the other addressed the people of the state. He took the help of CM Helpline for holding interaction with the masses and activated call center for assistance. Chouhan paid special attention to increase the resources of hospitals and medical staff. As a result, the situation of the state started to change from the seventh day of taking the charge. Till date, we have 20,000 I.T.P.C.R. in the state. Our testing capacity is 500 tests per day in 6 labs. The Chief Minister directed that this capacity should be reach one thousand tests in 14 labs every day. Currently the state has 29,795 PPE kits and we are in a position to distribute 5,000 PPE kits daily. These kits are being sent to the divisional headquarters.
The quantity of hydro chloroquine tablets is 2 lakh 25 thousand. One million tablets will be received in the next four days. Today 1 lakh 14 thousand, 50 thousand N-95 masks will be distributed. There are 3324 Oxygen cylinders and one thousand have been ordered.

Arrangement of Beds and ventilators in hospitals

As a result of the speeding up of arrangements by the Chief Minister Chouhan, 24 thousand 27 beds are available for patients in the state. In addition, there are 394 ICU beds and 319 ventilators in Government Medical Colleges of Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior, Rewa and Sagar and 418 ICU beds and 132 ventilators in 8 private medical colleges. Along with this, 276 isolation beds, 1261 ICU beds and 385 ventilators are available in 107 identified hospitals of the private sector.
Sufficient facilities for testing Covid-19 virus have been developed in the state. Currently, 6 Testing Labs are operated at AIIMS Bhopal, GMC Bhopal, NIRTH Jabalpur, DRDE Gwalior, BMHRC Bhopal and Medical College Indore. Five other labs will start soon.

Use of I.T. in medical consultation and monitoring

Telemedicine centers have been set up in all the districts to directly communicate with the people affected by the Covid-19 home quarantine patients. Doctors can communicate directly with the affected person through video calling. A Sarthak App has been developed to monitor quarantined individuals. The monitoring the patients are being done with photo based geo tagging method. In many districts of the state, 26 thousand 800 volunteers have given their consent to monitor the patients on Sarthak App.
In order to give immediate training to the nurses and paramedical staff, training modules are being prepared with the help of WHO and UNICEF and training is being given through the ZOOM app.

Special arrangement for Vindhya Region

The Chief Minister Chouhan has made concrete arrangements to protect the Vindhya region from the Corona crisis. Arrangements of separate specified hospitals have been made for the treatment of corona affected patients in Shahdol, Rewa and Singrauli districts. Only corona affected patients will be treated in these hospitals. All the modern treatment facilities are available in these hospitals. Window to News