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Guj CM direct talk on Gram Vikas with 8 village sarpanch of as many districts through Satcom from his Gandhinagar residence

    In a new initiative called ‘Gram Vikas Ni Vaat: Mukhya Mantri-Ne Saath’, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani began a new series of direct talk with eight village sarpanchs from as many districts through Satcom from his official residence here today.

    He began the series with village sarpanchs of Becharji of Mehsana, Ratnapar of Kutch, Nagadchowk of Dangs, Thakwada of Banaskantha, Jekot of Dahod, Suvali of Surat, Chanaka of Junagadh and Padri of Surendranagar.

    Enthused by the success of ‘Corona Haarshe: Gujarat Jitshe’ through programmes like ‘Maru Gam: Corona Mukt Gam’ with village sarpanch in the past to fight the global pandemic novel coronavirus Covid-19, he said that with vaccine likely to be out soon the fight against coronavirus is at the last stage for the safety of all. The government is taking all steps to ensure all get the vaccine in the villages with the alertness, responsibility and cooperation of all.

    Mr. Rupani said that advance planning has been made from collection to distribution through supply chains to administer coronavirus vaccine from booths in the same way as pulse polio or elections are conducted. The booths will be manned by sarpanch, office-bearers and people’s representatives to ensure the vaccine reach the last man in the last mile through transparent and effective ways.

    He complimented Dangs village sarpanch for alertness campaign to declare Corona free.

    Mr. Rupani said that survey of people above the age of 50 has begun to administer the vaccine in phases with the arrival of vaccine. A separate list is prepared of patients suffering from serious diseases needed urgent vaccine. It will be given as per priority to Corona warriors to doctors and paramedics in government and private sector, anganwadi workers, 108 staff, 104 Helpline staff and so on. Then will come revenue, police, safai workers.

    Mr. Rupani said the state government has disbursed about Rs 108 crore from Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to provide costly injections like remedesivir and tocilizumab free of cost to seriously afflicted. He said that health staff are fighting the dreaded virus for the last eight months at 1,472 PHC, 352 CHC, 9,000 Sub-Centres and Urban Health Centres as per the target of ‘Corona Haarshe: Gujarat Jitshe’.

    Apart from fighting the virus, he said the government is also performing its duty through Saat Pagla (Seven Steps) of minimum support price  and remuneratives price, Kisan Suryodaya Yojna, cattle owners, Nal Se Jal, Digital Seva Setu, contributing to a strong economy. He enquired how far the awareness campaign gone for 14th Finance Commission, cleanliness, road, electricity, etc.

    Those who joined the talk included Minister of State Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Additional Chief Secretary for Panchayat A. K. Rakesh, Principal Secretary for Health Jayanti Ravi, Secretaries Ashwini Kumar, Harit Shukla among others

    Source: Information Department, Gujarat