Raipur: Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has appealed to all citizens to get vaccinated to prevent corona infection saying that in the present circumstances, vaccine is the most effective way to avoid corona. Although more than one lakh people are getting vaccinated in the state for the last two days, but there is a need to increase this number. He has asked people to get themselves and their families vaccinated as well as to motivate others to get vaccinated.
Baghel told the people of the state that the second wave of Corona has almost calmed down now. The infection rate has come down to just around one percent. Very few new patients are also coming. Economic activities are accelerating again in the state. Markets are opening again.
“In the midst of all this, we should not forget that the outbreak of corona has definitely reduced, but is not over. We don't have to give up on covid friendly behavior. This is the time to be more alert and fulfill your responsibilities. Leave the house only when necessary. Take full safety and caution while leaving the house and going towards office, market, factory and farm”, he said.
Chief minister cautioned the people of the state about the dangers of Corona saying that that we have lost a lot in the second wave. “Not only did the financial loss happen, Corona also snatched many loved ones from us. If we are still not alert, the third wave cannot be stopped. He said that our doctors, health workers, nurses, Mitanin sisters, Anganwadi workers, helpers, frontline workers, officials of urban bodies and Panchayati Raj institutions, sanitation workers, social and voluntary organizations have worked tirelessly to bring the infection under control”, he said.
He said that there should be no fear or apprehension in anyone's mind regarding the vaccine as vaccine is the only weapon to prevent corona infection. To prevent corona in the state, more than 78 lakh vaccines have been administered including the first and second doses of the vaccine. Vaccine is being provided free of cost in all government hospitals. It has been arranged in all district hospitals, community and primary health centers. More than 5,000 vaccination centers have been set up for rapid vaccination. The faster we achieve the target of complete vaccination, the sooner our state will be safe from corona. If you've got vaccinated, inspire others to do the same.