Raipur. Like other states of the country, the second wave of the COVID has become more dangerous in Chhattisgarh. More than 10 thousand patients are being found here for five consecutive days. Sunday saw 10 thousand 521 new cases, and 82 people lost their lives. Now there are 90 thousand 277 active patients in the state. So far, 4 thousand 899 people have lost their lives.
Because of the ever-increasing number of infected people, the government will soon fix hospitalisation prices in private hospitals.
With the increasing number of cases, the lack of Remedisvir injection, medicines and oxygen has aggravated the problem. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has sent two officers to Mumbai and Hyderabad to replenish the shortage of Remedisvir. The officials will meet the companies producing Remedesivir and discuss the supply for the state. 80% of the oxygen produced in the state will now be used for the patients. Preparations are also on to build new medical oxygen plants in government hospitals.
Sixteen districts of the state are under lockdown. If the rate of infections does not show a steep decline by Monday, others may also go under lockdown. Moreover, the increasing death rate has also led to a waiting list at crematoriums.
Private hospitals in Chhattisgarh now have three categories. Raipur, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Bilaspur, Korba and Raigarh are under the A category. Sarguja, Mahasamund, Dhamtari, Kanker, Janjgir and Balodabazar, Kabirdham and Bastar in B category districts. The remaining 14 districts are under the C category.
The 'B' and 'A' category hospitals can charge 80% of the prescribed rate, while the 'C' category hospitals can charge 60% of the fee.