“‘Maru Gaam, Corona Mukt Gaam’ campaign launched on May 1 last is key to check coronavirus spread in villages”
“Convincing village elders to send patients tested positive with mild symptoms to Community Covid Care Centres”
“TDOs working at village level, under direct guidelines of DDOs”
– Vijay Rupani
Gandhinagar, Wednesday: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today described the ‘Maru Gaam, Corona Mukt Gaam’ campaign with people’s participation, launched on Gujarat’s Foundation Day on May 1 last, as the key to check spread of coronavirus in villages.
Addressing District Development Officers (DDOs) and Chief District Medical Officers (CDMOs) through videoconferencing from here, he said all efforts are on to ensure primary healthcare medicines and facilities continue to reach villages at primary health centres, community health centres and sub-centres.
The administration has been directed to provide adequate stock of medicines, drinking water in hygienic surrounding without delay. Also, to provide equipment to measure blood pressure and oxygen levels. The facilities should be available up to the last village.
A committee of ten prominent villagers is being formed at district and taluka levels to create awareness among people to wear masks, and avoid crowded places.
At present, he said, there are few cases in the villages. There is need to convince village elders to send patients tested positive with mild symptoms like fever, common cold and cough in isolation to the 13,061 Community Covid Care Centres with 1.20-lakh beds in 33 districts set up. This is the way to check the spread of the virus to other members of the family. He suggested other family members should undergo testing also.
Those present during the videoconferencing hee included Minister of State for Panchayat Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Chief Secretary Anil Mukim, Principal Secretary for Health Jayanti Parmar, Rural Development Secretary Vijay Nehra, Health Commissioner Shivahare.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat