Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel interacted with Deans of medical colleges and doctors in the state.
The meeting took place via video conferencing.
CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "We discussed about the preparations and treatment going on in the state.
Home isolation was also discussed and it was concluded that under government inspection home isolation will have benefits only.
The way samples are being collected, testing is being done, it's quite satisfactory." On increasing number of cases, Bhupesh Baghel said, "From the start we have been emphasising on the rules to be followed.
They are not difficult at all, maintain social distancing, wear masks and frequently sanitise your hand."
On reports of deaths of nearly 50 cows in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that strict action will be taken. He said, "It's unfortunate. I have directed Collector to look into the matter and take strict action. Many animals were kept in a small space, so they probably suffocated to death. It will be clear after post-mortem. Investigation is underway."
On the occasion of Hareli festival, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel attended the celebrations on July 20 where he launched a scheme named 'Godhan Nyay Yojana'. The scheme aims to provide money to the people residing in the rural areas. Under this yojana, the Chhattisgarh government will purchase cow dung at the cost of Rs 2 per kg.
In the view of COVID-19 outbreak, Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra would be resumed on August 16. Sanitization drive is being conducted at the temple premise to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The administration has set guidelines for the pilgrims visiting the shrine. Maximum of 500 pilgrims per day will be permitted in a guarded manner from outside Jammu and Kashmir.
Sixteen Naxals have surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on August 13. Out of 16 Naxals, three are of commander-level. They were carrying rewards on their heads. Speaking to ANI, SP of Dantewada, Abhisek Pallava said, "Three of them are commander-level Naxals and were carrying rewards on their heads. There are 5 cases each registered against two and 4 cases against one Naxal."
A bear was found trapped in a noose at a tree in Chhattisgarh's Korea district area on August 12. However it was later rescued by forest department. A local said, "I saw the Bear on yesterday in forest, I thought it was normally sitting on a tree, but later when I rechecked, the bear seemed stuck in a noose and then I called the forest department." "We are trying best to rescue it, however it is very scared right now"said forest official. According to the report the bear was later rescued.
At least 12 naxals surrendered in front of police in Chhattisgarh on August 09. The day also marks International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples or World Tribal Day. "12 naxalites surrendered to the Dantewada Police under the Lone Varatu '(Return to Home) program. Five of them have bounty on their head. So far, 83 naxalites have surrendered under the 'Lone Varatu' program," said Abhisek Pallava, Superintendent of Police (SP), Dantewada.