“100 pc eligible persons should get first dose of vaccine by September” says Madhya Pradesh CM

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that 100 percent population that has not been able to get the first dose should be vaccinated by the end of September. A Vaccination Maha Abhiyan is being launched in the state on the birthday of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on September 17. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that vaccination work must continue at the same pace, so that the citizens get the first dose along with the second dose on time.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was reviewing the situation and arrangements of Corona in the state at Mantralaya today. Medical Education Minister Shri Vishwas Sarang, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Director General of Police Shri Vivek Johri, Health Commissioner Shri Akash Tripathi, Public Relations Commissioner Dr. Sudam Khade and other officers were present in the meeting. Ministers from different districts also participated in the meeting through video conference.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the report of positive cases of Corona in some districts of the state is a sign that we should become cautious. Public awareness activities should be carried out constantly and people should be made aware and alert about Corona infection. Any person who has any health related problem, should go for a check up at the hospital. Positive cases coming up in the districts every day must be monitored.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the members of the Crisis Management Group and the Minister-in-Charge should continue to interact with each other and take stock of the Corona situation. This should be taken as an alarm bell and everyone should become careful. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also discussed with Sagar and Jabalpur collectors and got information regarding positive cases reported in their districts. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that along with daily monitoring, contact tracing should also be done so that the spread of infection can be prevented by implementing necessary measures.

160 oxygen plants will be set up by the end of September

It was informed in the meeting that the target is to set up 190 oxygen plants in the state under various heads and work is in progress. Currently, 88 plants have been installed. A total of 18 have been installed and 40 have been delivered. Work on another 44 plants is also in progress. Oxygen plants are also being set up in collaboration with institutions like Public Works Department, UNICEF, PM Care, Coal India, Railways etc.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that keeping in view all possible requirements, it should be ensured that oxygen plants are in an operational condition in the coming time. Their work should be completed soon.

Health Commissioner Shri Akash Tripathi informed that 22 cases have come up in the state today. There were 18 cases yesterday. In the positive cases that have been reported in Jabalpur and Sagar, some patients are senior citizens. Contact tracing is also being done.

In the meeting, it was informed that the work of first dose vaccination has been completed for 72 percent of eligible citizens in the state. Madhya Pradesh is now the second leading state of the country after Gujarat.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also held talks with the officers-in-charge through video conference. 50 percent vaccination work has been undertaken in Dhar, Bhind, Satna and Sheopur districts. The Chief Minister has given instructions to speed up the vaccination work in these districts. Indore and Bhopal are leading cities in vaccination. Agar Malwa and Sehore districts are also among the leading districts after completing 85 to 90 percent vaccination of eligible citizens. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that districts which have completed 85 to 90 percent of the target vaccination work can soon achieve 100 percent target and full efforts should be made for this.