Raipur. Given the increasing penetration of Coronavirus in Chhattisgarh, Governor Anusuiya Uikey held an all-party virtual meeting. During this, Governor Anusuiya Uikey said that political party workers have a role in public awareness against the infection. She urged the heads of political parties to make people aware of measures to prevent the disease from village to village through their workers.
The Governor declared that people travelling from the neighbouring states should get examined. The state border should have a quarantine centre. She said that dealing with this epidemic is the collective responsibility and duty of all.
The Chief Minister stated that patients are being treated free of cost in government hospitals. The Government has also fixed the tests and treatment rates to ease the financial burden on the people undergoing treatment under Dr Khubchand Baghel Health Assistance Scheme and Ayushman Yojana. There is no shortage of oxygen in the state now. The state government has decided that 80 per cent of the oxygen produced in the state should be used only in Chhattisgarh. Four licenses have been issued to industries for oxygen production.
He informed that 61 per cent of people above 45 years of age took the vaccine. Eighty-eight per cent of health workers have received the first vaccine shot, and fifty-eight per cent received the second. Similarly, 84 per cent of the front-line workers had the first dose, and 48 per cent have received the second shot. He said that Chhattisgarh is testing fifty-three thousand people every day. Chhattisgarh is doing much better than the national average in terms of testing, he added. The Chief Minister also announced testing campaigns in the border areas of the state.
The Chief Minister said that the number of RT PCR and TrueNat test has also increased. There are currently seven state and five private labs for the RTPCR test. Similarly, 31 government and five private labs are conducting the Truenat test. A total of eight hundred ventilators are available in government and private hospitals. The state is also making funds available for the treatment.