Concerned over the spurt of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Wednesday there will be no shortage of funds to battle it. Districts will be given funds based on their needs.
He was holding a high-level meeting to review the Covid pandemic status and management at his official residence-cum-office, a government communication said.
He said the spurt in both positive cases and deaths is the biggest concern which has to be stemmed by taking decisive action.
There is a need to enhance all necessary facilities at the Covid Special Centre, District Hospitals and Primary Health Centres. This will help reduce the inflow of patients to the Raipur-based AIIMS and Medical College hospitals.
Those with mild symptoms can be treated at Covid Centre, district and block level hospitals besides home isolation. This will help reduce the pressure on dedicated hospitals, medical colleges and AIIMS where critical patients can be provided treatment.
He said the bed availability information should be disseminated to the public. The rates of treatment in private hospitals should also be fixed.
In the present condition, he said there is a shortage of manpower in hospitals. The rural based doctors should be temporarily deputed. For nursing staff, nursing graduates and final year nursing students can be taken on a temporary basis.