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Updated on: Sunday, August 22, 2021, 01:20 AM IST

Bhopal: Ensure jabs to sisters this Rakhi: Chouhan

CM worried over people skipping second dose of Covid vax
CM inaugurating O2 plant virtually | FP photo

CM inaugurating O2 plant virtually | FP photo

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BHOPAL: Expressing concern over a low turnout for second dose of vaccination, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has called upon people to avail vaccination. He also urged people to ensure proper vaccination of sisters and families on Rakhi. He was addressing virtual function held to commission 10 oxygen plants in state on Saturday at one go.

CM said that two days of Maha Abhiyan (mega campaign) was being launched from August 25 for vaccination in the state. He urged people from all walks of life to avail it for protection from COVID virus. He said, "As many as 432 doctors and 1,100 nurses have been recruited. Nearly 1,000 nurses will be recruited in days to come. All preparations are being done at war footing to control third wave of corona."

He further said that as far as oxygen supported beds were concerned, Directorate of medical education (DME) and health department were working in this regard. He said that 784 ICU beds were already available while 650 more ICU beds were being prepared.

In hospitals attached to medical colleges, 2,993 oxygen supported beds were ready and 445 more were being added taking tally to 3,438 by end of September.

He said, "As many as 11,156 oxygen supported beds have been provided and by September the number will increase to 14, 255. Similarly, pediatrics wards are also being upgraded. The DME has 200 ICU beds and 350 more are being added while health department has 210 ICU beds and 320 beds more are being added. Besides, 992 oxygen supported beds are being added."

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Published on: Sunday, August 22, 2021, 01:20 AM IST
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