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."
Chhattisgarh will start vaccination drive for 18+ with Antyodaya cardholders, informed Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on April 30. "So far, 7,13,706 people have been infected with COVID19 in the State. More 55 lakh doses of vaccine administered in the state so far. We have decided that we will vaccinate those between 18-44 yrs for free. We will start vaccination with Antyodaya cardholders," said CM Baghel.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel on April 23 said in today's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over deteriorating condition of COVID-19 in the country, all the Chief Ministers of the states has raised the price issue of vaccines, and said there should be one rate of vaccines for Centre and state. "Regarding vaccination drive from May 1st, we asked how many vaccines will be given to us by the Centre. Also asked that how many vaccines, and when will we get from the 2 companies. All CMs said there should be one rate (of vaccines for centre and state)," Baghel told ANI.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel on April 23 informed 388.88 metric ton of Oxygen is being produced daily in the state, 160 MT of Oxygen is being consumed in the state daily, the remaining is going to different states. "Initially, Chhattisgarh also faced oxygen crisis. I spoke to experts, doctors on 7th April and gave the license to produce Medical Oxygen to 8 Plants that produced Industrial Oxygen. Today Chhattisgarh has 27 units that produce Oxygen, 2 are producing Liquid Oxygen." "So 388.88 MT of Oxygen is being produced daily in the state. 160 MT of Oxygen is being consumed in the state daily, the remaining is going to different states. There is no obstruction anywhere," Chhattisgarh CM told to ANI.
After several members of a family died post drinking homeopathy medicine containing 91 percent alcohol, Chhattisgarh government is mulling to restart online delivery of liquor amid the lockdown, like last year. "Liquor shops are closed. Sale and purchase attempts of alcohol are being made from other states. People died in Bilaspur after consuming medicines in absence of alcohol. So our Govt's thinking of implementing online delivery of liquor, like last lockdown," said state's Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma.
Health Minister of Chhattisgarh, TS Singh Deo on May 08 said the state government will receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the further vaccination will go on with this. "We received 1.50 lakh Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech on May 1 and the vaccination is going on with that. We'll receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the vaccination will further go on with this," Deo said media persons.