Vaccination above 18 years Madhya Pradesh from May 5

Bhopal: Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that free vaccination for people between 18 and 45 years of age will start from May 5. Purchase orders have been issued to both the vaccine manufacturers keeping in view the potential requirement of 5 crore 29 lakh doses for vaccination. Possibilities for import are also being examined for the earliest supply of dosages for vaccination. He said that the vaccination of those above 45 year will continue as before. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing a meeting of Covid Core Group today in connection with the prevention and arrangements of Covid-19 from his residence through video conferencing.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan has said that effective monitoring of home isolation system should be ensured in rural areas. Panchayat Rural Development, Forest, Health Department staff and local public representatives should coordinate and ensure best arrangements. In the absence of proper arrangements for isolation at home, the infected person should be transferred to the Covid Care Center. Vehicles can also be arranged if required. He stressed the need to ensure implementation of health related tests at prescribed rates. He said that strict action should be taken in cases of tests being conducted at higher than prescribed rates.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was told in the meeting that 12 thousand 72 new positive cases have come up in the state. The number of people who have recovered is 13 thousand 408. Those who have recovered include 1506 from different hospitals, 706 from Covid Care Centers and 11 thousand 197 in home isolation. As many as 14 thousand 88 oxygen beds are available in government hospitals in the state. Of these, 11 thousand 891 are occupied. Out of 10 thousand 837 oxygen beds in the private sector, 9 thousand 390 beds are full.

About 14 thousand 472 isolation beds and one thousand 375 oxygen beds are available in Government Covid Care Centers and 621 isolation and 68 oxygen beds are available in private sector Covid Centers. Nearly 28 percent isolation beds and 61 percent oxygen beds in Government Covid Care Center are full. In the Covid Care Centers of the private sector, 22 percent isolation beds and 85 percent oxygen beds are full. The work of laying new oxygen pipeline in 42 district hospitals in the state is in progress at a rapid pace. Out of a total of 2,302 oxygen points, 1,558 have been completed. Construction work of the remaining is going on at a fast pace. Similarly, the work of laying oxygen pipeline in 51 community health centers of the state is also being done at a rapid pace.