Corona test report should be ensured within in 24 hours: Chouhan

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said that the number of Corona tests should be increased and its report should be ensured within 24 hours.

The system of home isolation should be strengthened and free medical kit should be given to every patient living in home isolation, he said while reviewing the situation and arrangements of Corona in the state from his residence through video conferencing.

Chouhan said that the facilities of beds, oxygen, injections, medicines, etc. should be provided unhindered in hospitals in the state for treatment of Corona.

“Also, information about these facilities should be made available to the public through call center 1075 etc.”

He also directed the officials to ensure that oxygen should reach all the districts on time.

“Four thousand oxygen concentrators are being arranged in different districts of the state. Orders have been issued in this connection. Two thousand concentrators have already been given and 150 more have come. Similarly, action is being taken in connection with the commissioning of 58 oxygen plants in all the districts. Of these, 21 have been installed and 13 will be operational soon.”

The Chief Minister said that arrangements should be made to ensure prompt supply of Remdesivir injection through aircraft.

Hetero Company has been given order for one lakh Remdesivir injections, he informed.

Chouhan issued instructions to ensure that Corona test, CT scan and Corona treatment should be conducted at the same rate prescribed by private labs, hospitals.

“Rates of test and treatment should be displayed outside the hospital. Action should be taken against hospitals which charge more than the prescribed rates.”

He said that as many as 110 Covid Care Centers with 6153 beds have been started in all the districts of the state.

Medical Education Minister Vishwas Sarang, Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Prabhuram Chaudhary, and senior government officials attended the virtual meeting. (PR)

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