In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, the former chief minister Kamal Nath on Friday asked the state government to take preventive measures to check increasing coronavirus cases in the state.
Taking to Twitter, the former CM wrote, "Corona infection statistics are once again getting worse. Keeping in view the health and safety of the public, the state government should take all necessary steps immediately. Proper arrangements for beds, testing and treatment should be done."
Every day the cases of corona infection are increasing in the state, the shopping malls, markets inter-state transportation and other activities are going smoothly, without any precautions.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday recorded 1,363 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 1,88,018, while 14 fatalities pushed the toll to 3,129, health officials said.
A total of 887 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's overall recovery count to 1,75,089, they said.
Of the new fatalities, three died in Indore, two each in Gwalior, Sagar and Raisen and one each in Bhopal, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Damoh and Mandsaur, the official said.
Out of the 1,363 fresh cases, Bhopal accounted for 231, Indore 255, Gwalior 92 and Jabalpur 60.
The number of cases in Indore rose to 36,310, including 722 deaths, while Bhopal's case tally stood at 28,360 with 502 fatalities.
Gwalior and Jabalpur have so far recorded 13,618 and 13,533 infections, respectively, the officials said.
Indore now has 2,163 active cases, while this figure for Bhopal is 1,867.
Gwalior and Jabalpur have 742 and 661 active cases, respectively, they said.
With 22,815 more samples being tested in the state in the last 24 hours, the number of tests rose to more than 34.04 lakh.
(With inputs from PTI)