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High-level review meeting held under Chairmanship of CM in Bhuj

CM Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani expressed firm determination: in its war against Corona pandemic, State Government will not lose, not get tired 

CM directed administrative officials to curb ‘Corona’ pandemic in urban-rural areas 

CM emphasizes on optimum use of resources 

CM announces allocation of another 2000 beds, 80 ventilators, and all other facilities for Corona patients of Kutch


Ahmedabad: To take the stock of ‘Corona’ pandemic situation in Kutch district, Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today held a high-level review meeting under his chairmanship with the district administration at Bhuj. In the meeting, the Chief Minister said that the second wave of Corona pandemic is very wide spread and perilous across Gujarat. However, the state government will not lose and not get tired in its fight against Corona. And he expressed determination to build a maximum arrangement to defeat the Corona.

In the meeting, Mr. Rupani, in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitinbhai Patel, held a detail review meeting about situation of Corona pandemic in Kutch District. In the meeting, the Kutch district collector MS Praveena D. K. apprised in details about the prevalent situation of Corona pandemic in the district and measures and arrangements taken by the district administration and health department.

Looking to the situation of Coronavirus in Kutch district, the Chief Minister during his meeting with various organizations decided to add 2,000 beds with people’s participation. This will include 200 beds with oxygen in Samras Hostel to be started soon. He announced 80 new ventilators to remove the shortage in the district, and allot a lab machine for RT-PCR test.

He discussed the shortage of PHC and CHC staff in Kutch and decided to give the responsibility at such health centres to those who have passed MBBS and preparing for Postgraduate and whose examinations have been postponed.

He said that there is no shortage of Remdesivir injections, oxygen, medicines, beds or any facility for treatment in Kutch.

The Chief Minister appealed to the people of Kutch to take extra precaution in wearing masks, take vaccine and not to go out unless absolutely essential. So far, we have been reading of hearing about the pandemic, but feeling the real pinch of it now. He at the same time assured the Kutchis that the Gujarat Government is equally concerned about the situation and stood by the people.

Minister of State for Socially and Educationally Backward Class Welfare and Tourism Vasanbhai Ahir, present at the meeting, expressed optimism to be able to fight the second wave of Coronavirus at Covid Hospital, Covid Care Centre through vaccination drive at various places in the district by the district administration by creating public awareness.

Prominent among others present at the meeting included Member of Parliament Vinodbhai Chavda, Chief Secretary Anil Mukim, Chief Minister’s Chief Principal Secretary K. Kailashnathan, Principal Secretary for Health Jayanti Ravi, Range IG Police J.R. Mothaliya, MLAs Neemaben Acharya, Virendrasinh Jadeja, Maltiben Maheshwari, Pradyumansinh Jadeja, District Panchayat President Parulben Kara,

District Collector Praveena D.K., DDO Bhavya Verma, West Kutch Police Superintendent Saurabh Singh, Chief District Health Officer Janak Madhak, Civil Surgeon Kashyap Buch, Bhuj Nagarpalika President Ghanshyam Thakkar and other senior officers of the district and health officers and office-bearers.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat