Chief Minister Mr. Baghel holds important meeting to decide corona control, arrangements and further strategies
Discussed with senior officials including AIIMS Raipur, Bilaspur Sims
141 covid care centers are being built in districts
Provision of more than 21 thousand beds for Kovid patients
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.
31 Brahmins expressed their gratitude for the initiative of starting the Puja Archana with physical distancing in the religious places of Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel.
Welcoming the decision of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to start worshiping in religious places with physical and social distancing from today, 31 Brahmins led by Raipur MLA Mr. Vikas Upadhyay with Shankhanad and chanting chants at his residence today Greeted with gratitude.
MLA Shri Vikas Upadhyay gave all the credit for opening of religious places in Chhattisgarh to Chief Minister Mr. Baghel and said that with his efforts this auspicious work has been possible. Brahmins thanked Chief Minister Mr. Baghel and appreciated the work done by the state government under his leadership.
Chief Minister Shri Baghel has asked the Brahmins to make mandatory compulsory physical masking along with masks and sanitizers in the temples to protect the corona epidemic. He said that the temple complex will also be safe only if you remain safe.
Make every possible arrangement for convenience of People in Quarantine Centers : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Minister directs Principal Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development to do regular monitoring of arrangements at quarantine centers
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has directed the officials to ensure that none of the people living in quarantine centers of the state face any inconvenience. Proper arrangements of accommodation, food, drinking water, health checkup, entertainments and all the necessary facilities should be made available. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel has directed the Principal Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development Department to do regular monitoring of these arrangements at quarantine centers. It is noteworthy that as many as 19 thousand 374 quarantine centers have been built for prevention of corona pandemic in the state. Nearly 2 lakh 23 thousand 150 people are currently living in these quarantine centers.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel said that nodal officers should be appointed for each of the quarantine centers and special attention should be paid towards the facilities to be provided to the people living in these centers. Compliance to all the precautionary measures including wearing masks and physical distancing should be ensured. Chief Minister said that regular cleaning, boundary walls, drinking water facility, spraying of bleaching powder should be ensured and sufficient water supply for bathing and handwashing should be made available for people. Officials were directed to take extra care of pregnant women, children and senior citizens in quarantine centers. Timely checkup and vaccination of pregnant women and children should be ensured. Besides, health checkup of senior citizens should also be ensured and they should be provided medicines required. Medical team of Health Department should be appointed in quarantine centers with essential medicines. In case any symptoms of corona infection are noticed in any person, senior officials should be immediately informed.
Chief Minister monitoring quarantine centers everyday : Mr. Baghel directs officials to take proper precautionary measures to prevent spreading of corona infection among people
Chief Secretary issues circular to all the Collectors
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel is regularly monitoring the facilities at quarantine centers for people staying there.. Mr. Baghel has given instructions to be vigilant and alert for prevention and control of spread of novel corona virus. In the context, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal has issued circular with necessary guidelines to all the Collectors of the state. Chief Secretary said that Chhattisgarh is going through a sensitive phase in prevention of COVID 19 infection. Labourers and other people who have returned from other states to Chhattisgarh have been kept at quarantine centers so as to prevent spreading of corona infection among people. This is the reason why special precautionary measures are required in quarantine centers.
Collectors have been directed to take all kinds of preventive measures to control the spread of corona infection among the community and in quarantine centers, so as to save people from casualty, fear and insecurity. All the necessary facilities should be provided in all the quarantine centers. Samples for corona test in quarantine centers should be collected as per the given protocol in upcoming three days. Development of COVID hospitals in all the districts should be completed by June 10. In-charge officer of Quarantine centers should be appointed in rotation. Gazetted officers of district level can be appointed as In-charge officer. Chief Secretary
Chhattisgarh ranks first with completion of 37 percent of the MNREGA works : Employment of 5.03 crore human days created in n the first two months of the financial year, 175 percent of the given target
Chhattisgarh ranks second in providing 100-day empoymet to maximum number of families
25.97 lakh villagers provided employment til date this year and Rs 1114 crore paid as wages
Chief Minister and Panchayat-Rural Development Minister praised panchayat representatives and field officials for their excellent work during lockdown
Despite the lockdown, Chhattisgarh is performing excellently on various parameters of MNREGA. On instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, 37% of the given target has been completed in the state within starting two months of current fiscal year 2020-21.This year in the month of April and May, 175% of the given monthly target has been achieved. Chhattisgarh is leading on both these fronts. Chhattisgarh holds second rank for providing 100 day employment to maximum number of families within two monhs. 1996 families in the state have been provided employment of 100 days.
Till date in the current financial year, employment of five crore three lakh 37 thousand human days has been created for nearly 25 lakh 97 thousand rural labourers. Meanwhile, Rs 114 crore 27 lakh has been paid as wages. Despite the nationwide lockdown for prevention of COVID-19 infection, MNREGA works were started on a large scale, which played an important role in keeping up the progress of rural economy. This decision has not only relieved the economically weaker section from livelihood concerns but has also strengthened the rural economy.
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel and Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo has applauded the excellent works of panchayat representatives and field officials during lockdown under MNREGA. They praised the active approach of sarpanchs, MNREGA state units and district-janpad panchayat teams and congratulated them for the achievement. Chief Minister said that under the adverse circumstances of global pandemic, this is an extraordinary achievement. Their dedication has not only saved people from the pandemic but has also created a large number of livelihood-oriented community and private assets.
Union Rural Development Ministry had given the target of creating 2 crore 88 lakh 14 thousand human days in the first two months of the current fiscal year. Against this, employment of 5 crore three lakh 37 thousand human days has been created in Chhattisgarh, which is 175% of the given target. In this way, Chhattisgarh has achieved 37% of this year’s target i.e. creating employment of 13.5 crore human days, within first two months of the year. In the current fiscal year, 1996 families in Chhattisgarh have been provided employment of100 days. In Chhattisgarh, employment of 23 days per family has been provided under MNREGA, whereas national average is 16 days. Chhattisgarh is leading at this front.
For time-bound wage payment to MNREGA labourers in state, 98% fund transfer orders were released with dual signature within eight days of the muster roll closure. In the month of April and May this year, total Rs 1114 crore 27 lakh has been paid as wages in the bank accounts of labourers. Fund transfer to labourers in this time of crisis has positively impacted the rural economy. Number of MNREGA labourers in the state has reached to 25 lakh 27 thousand by the end of May. At the end of April month, number of MNREGA labourers in the state was 15 lakh 74 thousand and by the end of March it was 57 thousand 536. Currently, total 44 thousand964 works are going on in 10 thousand 155 gram panchayats of the state. This has revived the rural life from stagnation due to lockdown.
Delegation of industrial organizations from Bilaspur pays courtesy call on Chief Minister
Delegation thanked Chief Minister for resuming works in 90%of the MSME sector in state
Delegation of industrial organizations from Bilaspur led by Mr. Atal Shrivastava paid courtesy call on Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel at his residence office yesterday evening. Delegation included office-bearers of District Industry Union of Bilaspur and The Federation of Rice Millers. The delegation members thanked Chief Minister for resumption of works in 90% ofthe MSME sector of the state and that of 60% production works. They also praised Chhattisgarh Government’s works for prevention and control of corona infection in the state. Delegation also shared the problems being faced by industries of the state. Mr. Baghel assured the delegation of taking necessary steps to redress the problems. On the occasion, Mr. Ramavtar Agrawal, Mr. Harish Kedia, Mr. Arvind Gard, Mr. Abhishek Sultaniya and other officials were present.
Quick implementation on Chief Minister's instructions : State Police starts Spandan campaign to protect police personnel from depression and stress
All senior police officers, including DGP, will get in touch with problems of soldiers by spending time with them
Commandant will do night-rest in the company, once a month
Arrangement will be made for music therapy, psychologist, yoga education, sports and library in camps located in inaccessible areas
Director General of Police will hold discussions with the soldiers through special interactive program twice a month
A special mobile app will be launched soon to monitor the problems of police personnel
Acting immediately on the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, the State Police has started a Spandan campaign to protect the soldiers from depression and stress beginning from today. Director General of Police Shri DM Awasthi has prepared an action plan in this regard in a detailed meeting held today in the presence of senior police officers and psychologists and has named it as Spandan to run this action plan in the spirit of a campaign. This scheme has been implemented with immediate effect in the state. Detailed guidelines in this regard have been issued to all Superintendents of Police and Commandants.
It is to be noted that Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel had expressed deep concern about the increasing depression and tension among the police personnel and directed the Director General of Police that Chhattisgarh Police should prepare an action plan in this regard to remove the mental depression that is arising in the soldiers and prevent the violent incidents taking place due to it. Chief Minister Mr. Baghel had also directed that Yoga classes and counseling from psychologists should also be organized for the soldiers.
Director General of Police Shri Awasthi said that as part of the Spandan campaign, all police officers will visit police lines, police stations and armed forces companies and spend time with the jawans in order to be aware of their problems. All Commandants will rest at night in each company once a month. Similarly, superintendents of police have also been directed to visit all the police stations and police lines and listen to the problems of the soldiers.
Under Spandan Abhiyan, the Director General of Police at Police Headquarters Raipur, will conduct special interactive program twice a month to meet the officers and employees of the District Police Force and Armed Forces, under discussions will be held by the Director General of Police himself. Apart from this, arrangements for psychologists, music therapy, yoga education, sports, library etc. will be made in the camps adjacent to all the inaccessible areas with immediate effect.
The Inspector General of Police of all the range has also been asked to immediately start Spandan drive in their range so that it can provide relief to the soldiers. All the senior officers including the Director General of Police will visit remote areas and hold discussion with the officers and staff posted there. A special app is being prepared for monitoring the problems of police personnel at the police headquarters level, which will be launched soon. Through this app, policemen and their families will be able to communicate their problems to the concerned officials.This app will come into existence within the next 15 days. Mr. Awasthi has said that as per the wish of the Chief Minister, the State Police will carry out a Spandan campaign to ensure that none of our policemen remain depressed and their families can get a healthy environment.
NITI Ayog appreciates ‘Piyo Doodh-Bano Mazboot’ campaign in quarantine centers to boost immunity : Golden Turmeric Milk distributed in centers of aspiration district Dantewada on World Milk Day
NITI Ayog has praised the ‘Piyo Doodh-Bano Mazboot Campaign’ being conducted in the quarantine centers of aspirational districts Dantewada on the occasion of World Milk Day. NITI Ayog has tweeted photo of the quarantine center with caption that A-2 Golden Milk with turmeric is being provided in quarantine centers of Dantewada as per the guidelines of Ayush Ministry, to boost immunity of people.
It is noteworthy that boosting immunity is being underlined as an important way to prevent corona virus infection. Keeping this in view, ayurvedic potions, green vegetables and other immunity boosting food products are being provided in quarantine centers under the guidance of Dantewada Collector Mr. Deepak Soni. Milk contains protien and other nutrients important for human body. Every day consumption of milk boosts our immunity and saves us from diseases. Besides, consuming turmeric milk, popularly known as golden milk further boosts immunity. Hence, A2 Golden Milk was distributed in quarantine centers by Livestock Development Department on the occasion of World Milk Day on June 1.
All departments should encourage marketing of goods produced in small scale industries of the state : Chief Minister Mr. Baghel
Chief Minister instructs all departments to enter into a 'rate contract' with C.S.I.D.C at the earliest
In a bid to encourage marketing of goods produced in small scale industries of the state, Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has instructed all departments to enter into a 'rate contract' with C.S.I.D.C at the earliest. He has issued directions to provide a list of items purchased by the departments to the Department of Industries: C.S.I.D.C, as soon as possible and asked C.S.I.D.C to determine the rates of all goods at the earliest.
It is noteworthy, that earlier instructions were given by the State Government to ascertain the rates of goods produced by small industries of the state by a a rate contact with C.S.I.D.C, but still many departments have not decided the rate contacts for goods purchased on a regular basis. Chief Minister has said that in order to ensure that the commercial activities in the state are encouraged and the state does not suffer a loss of GST, the supply of such goods, which are not produced in the state and are purchased by the departments on a regular basis, should be made only through the authorized dealers of the producer companies in the state.
Last farewell given with state honors to former Chief Minister Mr. Ajit Jogi
The body of the first Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Shri Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi, was cremated with full state honors at the Graveyard in Jyotipur, Gorela today. On this occasion, MLAs and public representatives including State Food Minister Shri Amarjit Bhagat, Industries Minister Mr. Kavasi Lakhma, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaisingh Agrawal, Leader of Opposition Mr. Dharamlal Kaushik, former Minister and MLA Mr. Brijmohan Agrawal paid their respectful tributes. Ministers and public representatives met Shri Jogi's heartbroken family members and tied them up.