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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani and Dy. CM Nitinbhai Patel join video-conference with Prime Minister to review latest situation during Coronavirus pandemic

Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that Gujarat is fully alert to take all health-related steps, including wide vaccination, necessary to control the rising cases of pandemic novel Coronavirus Covid-19, during videoconferencing today with Prime Minister Mr. Narendrabhai Modi to discuss latest situation with different state governments.

This meeting was also joined by Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitinbhai Patel, Chief Secretary Mr. Anil Mukim, Mr. K Kailashnathan – Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, and other senior secretaries from Gandhinagar.

During the meeting, Chief Minister had apprised the Prime Minister about the health measures taken in view of rising of Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, recently.

The Chief Minister also assured to the Prime Minister that his given mantra of ‘Davai Bhi Aur Kadai Bhi (Yes to the medicine and yes to caution) is being implemented appropriately in Gujarat to keep the transition of Corona cases to bare minimum in the state.

In this reference, Mr. Rupani said that the services of ‘Dhanvantari Rath’ and Surveillances have been intensified in the areas of Municipal Corporations and Districts where the cases of Corona were on the rise. At present, 775 Dhanvantari Raths have been active into the service across the state.

He also said the stringent implementation of norms such as ‘social distancing’, ‘wearing of mask’, and others are being done in Gujarat. And, a monetary fine is also being collected from the violators.

He further stated that as many as 3,147 containment zones have been identified in the state, and the surveillance has also been intensified with the help of over 4,000 medical teams.

Mr. Rupani said the Gujarat is on front runner in implementation of covid-19 vaccinations. So far, 22,15,000 people have been vaccinated with the first dose and 542,000 people have been vaccinated with second dose too. At present, 150,000 people are being vaccinated per day in the state. Now, the state government has decided to increase it to 300,000 vaccinations per day.

In addition to these, the imposition of night-curfew (between 10 pm and 6 am) has also been extended in the four major municipal corporations of the state, till March 31. Beside these, the screening of people at railway stations, airports and highways connected to the borders of Gujarat are being done. And, in the suspected cases the rapid tests and medications are being given on the spot.

The Chief Minister had also given assurance to implement the Central Government’s guidelines and directions in appropriate manners in Gujarat.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat