Raipur adm may impose lockdown, Health min calls emergency meeting today amid surge in Covid cases

Raipur adm may impose lockdown, Health min calls emergency meeting today amid surge in Covid cases

Raipur: Health minister TS Singh Deo has called an emergency meeting of district level officials on Friday amid the surge in number of coronavirus cases in the state capital.

Expressing his concern over rise in number of coronavirus cases in Raipur, the health minister has called for an emergency meeting to discuss further action plan.

Minister Ravindra Chaube, Raipur mayor,top district level officials including Raipur district collector, superintendent of police, municipal corporation commissioner, CMHO and officials of many district level departments are present in the meeting.

District collectors of two neighboring districts including Durg and Bemetara have announced a week long lockdown in their respective districts due to rise in number of corona cases. It is being speculated that if the pace of increase in number of corona positive cases remains the same, then a lockdown could also be imposed in Raipur district.

The situation has become much worse in the state capital with 7403 active cases. As per official sources, there is shortage of ventilators and oxygen beds in the hospital. ICUs are also almost full. After AIIMS and Mekahara, now the Mana hospital is also filled indicating for a strict decision to curb the spread of virus in the district.