Raipur: Preparations are on full swing from the state government to cope up with the possible third wave of Covid-19. An action plan is ready to build 100 oxygen plants in the state. At the same time, with the construction of medical college, the work of Haat Bazar clinic is also being expedited, said health minister TS Singh Deo.
Talking to media persons on Saturday, the minister said that state government was questioned constantly regarding lack of vaccines and vaccination in the state, how much was ordered, how much was paid. Now despite all being in the hands of central government, the vaccine is not available. The biggest reason for this is the lack of vaccine manufacturing. The capacity of Chhattisgarh is to vaccinate about 1 crore people in a month. However, it is not possible without availability of adequate number of vaccines.
Meanwhile, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the medical infrastructure from villages to cities and the capital Raipur should be strengthened in such a way that it proves to be effective in facing the third wave, as well as a stable and strong infrastructure in the state even after corona available for public. With the first wave of corona last year, far-sighted efforts were started to strengthen the medical infrastructure in the state, as a result of which health facilities are being augmented in a phased manner.
A department spokesperson informed that at present, the number of ventilators in the state has increased from 280 to 723, ICU beds from 406 to 729, oxygen concentrators from 1061 to 5142, jumbo oxygen cylinders from 2704 to 9382, and small oxygen cylinders from 2499 to 5362, PSA oxygen plants from 6 to 23. , Multi Para monitors have increased from 624 to 1142.
Along with this, the state government's strategy to deal with corona includes 5 oxygen concentrators in each primary health centre, 15 oxygen beds in each community health centre, 15 jumbo cylinders and 4 ICU beds, all oxygen beds in each district hospital, at least 30 ICU beds including ventilators, at least 2 infant ventilators, PSA plants for oxygen, liquid oxygen tanks and oxygen pipelines and manifolds, 100 ICU beds with ventilators in each medical college hospital, 20 infant ventilators and similar resources in all district hospitals.
For adequate availability of oxygen, 100 PSA oxygen plants have been sanctioned in the state, out of which 23 have been completed and 77 are under construction. PSA plants have been approved in all medical colleges and district hospitals of the state. Similarly, 22 liquid oxygen tanks have been approved. Instructions have been given to make additional arrangements for 10, 618 jumbo oxygen cylinders and 7960 small oxygen cylinders.
Besides, additional arrangement of pipeline is being made in 690 beds of all district hospitals of the state. Similarly, preparations are being made to arrange 717 ventilators, 123 infant ventilators. In 967 government and 435 private hospitals of the state, treatment facilities are being provided to the needy under Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Assistance Scheme and Aayushman Bharat Yojana. The process of reserving 25 acres of land for setting up a private hospital with world class facilities has started in the state capital.
Similarly, rapid vaccination is being done on the basis of availability of vaccine. Till July 1, 99.12 lakh vaccines have been administered. In the state, about 82.79 lakh people have been given the first vaccine and 16.33 lakh people have been given both the vaccines. In the state, 47.80 lakh citizens above 45 years of age and 28.73 lakh citizens in the age group of 18 to 44 years have been vaccinated against corona.
From May 13, 14 municipal corporations of Chhattisgarh have the facility of rapid antigen testing 24 hours a day, seven days a week. So far, free medicine kits have been distributed to 22.42 lakh people with symptoms of corona in the state. The number of medical college hospitals in the state has increased from 6 to 9, the number of district hospitals from 26 to 28 and the number of civil hospitals from 19 to 20. In two and a half years, 15 50 bedded and 6 100 bedded MCH hospitals have been established. During this period 6 new sub health centers and one community health center have also been established.