BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state plans to appoint doctors and paramedical staff to deal with a possible third wave of Covid-19. He has further said that the government will find out ways to become self-reliant in oxygen supply and that it will work for ëAtmanirbhar Madhya Pradeshí.
The chief minister made the statement at a virtual meeting with officers at Mantralaya on Tuesday.
At the meeting, Chouhan spoke about the main aspects of ëAtmanirbhar Madhya Pradeshí. Chief secretary Iqbal Singh Bains was present. He further said that, besides the pandemic, the focus should be on other aspects. Chouhan said that the pandemic had affected revenue collection and development work, but the procurement of wheat, work under MNREGA and plucking of tendu leaves was continuing.
According to him, a roadmap for development of the state was made in August last year, but it could not be implemented in several areas because of the pandemic. As the pandemic is under control, the state should pay attention to development work, he said.
The roadmap for ëAtmanirbhar Madhya Pradeshí consists of four main aspectsódevelopment of infrastructure, good governance, education and health and employment.
When the impact of the Covid-19 was not very severe, the state had dedicated to the public 1,900 MSME units, he said. Chouhan further said that, under ëAtmanirbhar Madhya Pradeshí, 906 activities and 3,250 sub-activities were launched, and, out of them, work on 71% of activities had already begun.