BHOPAL: The state government is not able to fight the corona pandemic the way it should have. The government does not have corona-related data which can help it to understand what is going to happen. Two months have passed since the second wave of Covid-19 hit the state, but the government is in want of correct information about the disease. Those who were afflicted with the disease in its first wave have been infected in its second wave, too. Most of the people afflicted with the disease in its second wave are health workers who have been vaccinated.
However, the government has no information about such cases. Many of those who have been given both the jabs of the vaccine have been infected. The government has no information about them.
As far as providing data about deaths goes, the position of Madhya Pradesh is the worst among all the other states in the country. The figure of deaths provided by the state is false. The government has provided information about 5% of the cases of death. Apart from that, the government has not prepared any data about Covid-19, which can help the people to fight against the disease in future.
The state government does not even know in which hospitals Covid-19 patients are being treated. The government knows only about those hospitals which are registered. Besides that, the administration hardly knows about other health centres where the corona patients are getting treatment.
As far as the availability of Remdesivir vials and oxygen cylinders goes, the government barely has any information about them. There is also a lack of information about how many units of Remdesivir have arrived in the state and which hospitals they have been sent to. The government is not updated about how many hospitals have oxygen cylinders.
When data was sought from the officials of the health department, they said the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) maintained such information.
Managing director of the NRHM Chhavi Bhardwaj, however, kept mum over the data.