Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel interacted with Deans of medical colleges and doctors in the state.
The meeting took place via video conferencing.
CM Bhupesh Baghel said, "We discussed about the preparations and treatment going on in the state.
Home isolation was also discussed and it was concluded that under government inspection home isolation will have benefits only.
The way samples are being collected, testing is being done, it's quite satisfactory." On increasing number of cases, Bhupesh Baghel said, "From the start we have been emphasising on the rules to be followed.
They are not difficult at all, maintain social distancing, wear masks and frequently sanitise your hand."
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel flagged off 'Corona Vijay Rath' in Raipur on Sep 13 to spread public awareness about COVID-19. He said, "These six vehicles will cover Raipur city and will distribute masks and sanitisers free of cost. These vehicles will also help create public awareness."
Chief Ministers belonging to various opposition parties on Wednesday got together and discussed the issue of JEE, NEET exams with Congress President Sonia Gandhi. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren and chief ministers of Congress-ruled states Amarinder Singh, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel and V Narayanasamy attended the meeting. She said announcements like the National Education Policy should worry the opposition as they are a setback for secular and scientific values and reveal the "insensitivity" of the government. On students' problems and the issue of exams arising out of the pandemic situation, she said it is being dealt with uncaringly by the Centre. Banerjee urges all chief ministers to together move the Supreme Court for postponing the NEET and JEE exams as students are not prepared.
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A hospital in Chennai successfully treated an extremely critical COVID-19 positive pregnant woman who delivered her baby prematurely at 28 weeks. The doctors performed an emergency C-section to save the lives of both the mother and the baby. "The baby was delivered in 28th week of pregnancy. Its lungs were not fully formed and had contracted an infection," a doctor said. Both mother and the baby are fine and stable now.
A bus carrying security personnel was overturned in a river in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur on September 21. The incident took place at the time of crossing a flooded bridge. The personnel were returning after carrying out an anti-Naxal operation. No injuries were reported in the incident.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 19 said that West Bengal government did not share data of returning migrant labourers with the Centre and no district of the state could be included as a beneficiary under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (PMGKRA). She was answering a query by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated PMGKRA for migrant labourers who came back to their villages during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. This scheme was introduced on June 20 this year and will be effective for 125 days. The minister said 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are benefiting from this scheme. The selection of the districts was made on the basis of the return of at least 25,000 migrant labourers to the concerned districts by May 30. After the launch of PMGKRA, there were demands from Tripura and Chhattisgarh to include more districts but it was not entertained. In the case of West Bengal, there was no data shared by the state government then how could the districts of the state be included in the scheme," said Sitharaman.
Villagers of Matringa in Surguja district of Chhattisgarh have laid down a network of pipelines, connecting it to a water source a few kilometers away, to resolve water crisis in their area. Village Sarpanch said, "There is acute water problem. It was difficult to fetch water from the water source. We consulted an engineer, villagers dug the ground and we laid down pipeline connecting it to water source." "There are a few water borings here but they are useless as water level is low," added the Sarpanch.