Four new oxygen concentrator units begin in state, 4 more to start this week

oxygen concentrator units in Madhya Pradesh

Continuous supply of Remdesivir injections in the state
committed to ensure all arrangements round the clock: CM Chouhan

Bhopal, April 14

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that oxygen, injections and beds etc. are being arranged in the state as per requirement for control of Corona infection and proper treatment of patients. Discussion has also been held with the Union Railway Minister for supply of oxygen from other states to Madhya Pradesh, as a result of which oxygen can be sought from Rourkela and Bhilai by rail if need arises. Efforts are being made to get oxygen supply from Himachal and Maharashtra. Presently, 120 metric tonnes of oxygen is being received unhindered from Gujarat daily. If necessary, helicopters will be used to deliver injections to various places in the state.

Chief Minister Chouhan held detailed discussions in Mantralaya with Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman and all other concerned senior officials regarding prevention and better management of Corona infection in the state.

Chief Minister Chouhan said that it is our prime responsibility to ensure that people are protected from Corona infection. There should be no dearth of arrangements. With our efforts, arrangements should be improvised and people’s morale should also get a boost. This situation of calamity should come to an end soon. The state government has been making continuous efforts to break the chain of infection while facing challenges and difficulties. These efforts will continue. The number of beds has increased to 36 thousand in the state. Covid Care Centers have also become operational in the districts.

Chief Minister Chouhan told media representatives after planting saplings in the Smart Garden that 280 metric tonne oxygen is currently available in the state. Efforts are being made not to use oxygen unnecessarily. Efforts are being made to provide up to 500 metric tonne oxygen per day to the state. Eight new oxygen concentrator units are also being set up in the state. These units have started functioning in Ujjain, Shivpuri, Seoni and Khandwa. It is also being set up in the remaining four districts of Mandsaur, Ratlam, Morena and Jabalpur. Oxygen is separated from air and used for patients. Along with this, another concentrator device is fixed on the face of patients. There are now 180 concentrators in the state. Apart from this, 750 additional concentrators are being made obtained. A total of 2 thousand concentrators have been requested, which are being supplied.

Arrangement of Remdesivir injections

Chief Minister Chouhan said that there is no shortage of Remdesivir injections in the state. The state has already received 31 thousand injections, and 12 thousand additional injections will be obtained on Thursday. If needed, air services may also be used for its supply. A total supply of 50 thousand injections has been ordered. The goal is to supply one lakh injections in the state, so that there is no shortage even if the requirement is more.

Public welfare is on topmost priority

Chief Minister Chouhan said that this is the time of crisis. The welfare of the people of the state is of paramount importance to me. I am committed to ensure all arrangements round the clock. Today I have cancelled my tour to ensure Corona prevention efforts. Senior officials are also making all possible efforts along with their teams.

Prarthana and Ibadat must be offered at family level

Chief Minister Chouhan said that in the present circumstances, it is essential that prarthana and Ibadat are offered on Navratri festival and Ramagan festival respectively at the family level. People should avoid going out unnecessarily. Chief Minister Chouhan has asked the common man to fully follow the precautions in view of increasing cases of Corona infection in the state. Going out of the house without work can spread the infection.

Private institutions should initiate support in increasing bed capacity

Chief Minister Chouhan appealed to private organizations to come forward and cooperate during Corona crisis. Beds are being constantly increased in government and private hospitals. Keeping in view the pace of infection, rules have also been relaxed to meet the emergency situation in order to provide required number of beds. Voluntary organizations have also come forward. In Indore, cooperation is being provided by the Radha Swami Satsang Nyas to start a 500-bed center.

Appeal to all citizens to cooperate, hike in penalty for not wearing masks likely

Chief Minister Chouhan has urged all citizens to cooperate in times of calamity. Chief Minister Chouhan said that various resident associations are offering voluntary support at Colony level. Other people should also follow them. Chief Minister Chouhan said that not using masks is a social crime. Fine is likely to be increased on violators.


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