In a meeting held at his residence office here today, Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel reviewed the strategies for prevention of corona infection, control measures and treatment of patients and discussed further strategies. He inquired about the arrangement of quarantine centers, beds available in hospitals. The Chief Minister said that special care should be taken that the infection does not spread to other patients coming from the infected person to the hospital. Doctors and medical staff follow the guide line to prevent infection. Through video conferencing, Mr. Baghel also discussed with the AIIMS Raipur director and officials of Bilaspur Sims the arrangements and further strategies. In the meeting, the officials informed that arrangements are being made to provide 141 thousand care centers and 21 thousand 230 beds for Kovid patients in the districts.
Health Secretary Smt. Niharika Barik Singh informed the Chief Minister about the treatment arrangements in various hospitals. He also informed about the measures being taken at the state level for Kovid-19 control. Mr. Baghel took information from the officials involved in the meeting about the number of quarantine centers, the system and the people living there. In the video conference, the Chief Minister discussed about the quarantine centers and the arrangements made there for the migrant laborers who have reached the state and gave necessary instructions regarding the arrangement to keep the laborers arriving in the quarantine centers in the next few days. The Chief Minister inquired about the beds available in various hospitals and patients admitted there for treatment of Kovid-19. On this, the health department officials said that there are 1770 beds in the Dedicated Kovid Hospital at the regional level in the state, while there is a provision of 3470 beds in the Dedicated Kovid Hospital at the district level. All these hospitals have ICUs. In addition, 141 non-symptomatic and low-symptomatic patients are being set up in 141 Kovid Care Centers in the districts where 7234 beds will be available and additional 6500 beds Kovid Care Unit is under process.
Officials told that 4026 beds already available in Quarantine Center will also be converted into Covid Care Center if required. In this way, 21 thousand 230 beds will be available for Kovid-19 patients in the state. He inquired about the health severity of corona virus infectants, screening of symptomatic and non-symptomatic patients, health status and treatment arrangements. Mr. Baghel sought suggestions from AIIMS Director Dr. Nitin M. Nagerkar regarding effective measures to control Kovid-19 in the coming days and to prevent its community spread. He also discussed the forthcoming action plan and strategy for screening and treating more and more people. The Chief Minister took information from the Dean and Superintendent of Sims Bilaspur about the Corona virus infected doctors and medical staff there. Dean Dr. Patra informed the Chief Minister about the reasons for the infection of the doctors. He also told about the precautions being taken there to avoid this.
Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu instructed all medical colleges to take necessary precautions and treat serious patients coming for treatment seriously. He instructed them to adopt personal safeguards during treatment and care and to follow them compulsorily.
On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary of Medical Education Department, Mrs. Renu G. Pillay, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Mr. Subrata Sahu, Health Department Secretary Mrs. Niharika Barik Singh, Food and Transport Department Secretary Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Director Health Services Mr. Neeraj Bansod, Director of National Health Mission, Dr. Priyanka Shukla, Director Medical Education Dr. S.L. Dr. Patra, Dean of Adil and Sims Bilaspur joined. Dr. Nitin M. Nagerkar, Director, AIIMS Raipur and Dr. Puneet Bhardwaj, Superintendent of Sims Bilaspur, joined the video conference from their respective offices.