Bhupesh Baghel has directed the officials to make mandatory the RTPCR test’s negative report within 72 hours for passengers coming from other states to Chhattisgarh by rail route by air. He also asked to check the passengers arriving without a negative report and arrange to place them in quarantine, covid care center or hospital as per SOP. He has instructed the Chief Secretary for smooth supply of Remedacevir injection in the state, that senior officers should be sent to Hyderabad and Maharashtra for coordination with companies producing this medicine. The Chief Minister discussed with the President of the Drug Association and asked him to increase the supply of Remedacevir Injection from other states. The Chief Minister gave these instructions after a video conference discussion with medical experts on the situation arising out of the increasing infection of Kovid-19 in the state. He discussed with hospital operators, medical experts and representatives of the Indian Medical Association about the problems faced in the treatment of Kovid-19, supply of oxygen and essential medicines. The Chief Minister said that the increasing number of Kovid-19 patients in Chhattisgarh is worrisome. If we meet this challenge in a planned way, then we will surely succeed. For this, passengers on all the borders of Chhattisgarh with Maharashtra should be strictly examined. Along with the airport, arrangements should be made to check passengers coming to Chhattisgarh in railway stations as well. Arrangements should also be made to keep passengers in quarantine center and isolation as required. The Chief Minister said that this time the infection is also spreading in the villages. To prevent this, it is necessary to check those coming from outside the state. Instructions have been issued by the state government to establish quarantine centers in villages. The Chief Minister asked the operators of private hospitals to treat Corona patients as best as possible. For this, the state government will also provide necessary support. In the video conference, Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev also joined. Chief Secretary Shri Amitabh Jain at the Chief Minister’s residence, Mrs. Renu G. Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department. Pillay, Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Siddharth Komal Pardeshi, Director Health Mr. Neeraj Bansod, Director of National Health Mission Dr. Priyanka Shukla and Controller Food and Drug Administration Mr. K.D. Kunjam was also present. Additional Chief Secretary Home Shri Subrata Sahu along with several medical experts from Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg, Collectors of the three districts, representatives of Indian Medical Association and Drug Association participated in the video conference. The Chief Minister said that Chhattisgarh is ahead of many states with a large population in terms of tenting. Every day 40 to 50 thousand tests are being done in the state. Chhattisgarh is also the most vaccinating state. 13 percent of the population here has been given the first vaccine to protect against corona. He said that RTPCR test facility will be started soon in four more districts in the state. With the increase in the number of sample investigations every day, the investigation report will also be started soon. He said that antigen tests would also have to be done with RTPCR. The Chief Minister said that instructions have been issued to supply oxygen to the plants producing oxygen first in government and private hospitals of Chhattisgarh. Some new industries in the private sector have also been allowed to produce medical oxygen. With this, oxygen will be supplied in all hospitals of the state as per the requirement. The Chief Minister said that in order to make Corona patients the least financial burden in treatment, the Health Department officials should discuss with private sector hospitals and revise the treatment rates. He said that the treatment of Corona should also be associated with the Dr. Khubchand Baghel Health Support Scheme. He also asked new hospitals to allow treatment as per the need.