The Chhattisgarh Government has announced that it will deduct one day salary of officers and employees in the month of April for contribution to the Chief Minister Relief Fund in order to help the needy people of the state affected by corona infection.
Meanwhile, efforts are being made by the Chhattisgarh government to increase the number of beds in hospitals and to ensure continuous supply of medical oxygen as well as for the adequate deployment of doctors and para- medical staff in various Covid hospitals. AIR correspondent reports that amidst surge in Covid cases, the Health Department of Chhattisgarh has made the posting of 296 new doctors who have completed their M.B.B.S to address shortage of doctors. These doctors have been posted in various government medical college hospitals, district hospitals as well as community and primary health centers of the state. These doctors have been instructed to join their respective hospitals within ten days.
Besides, about 600 medical officers and staff nurses have been given special training for the ICU and ventilator management as well on the use of oxygen therapy devices and oxygen concentrator machines for the treatment of serious patients of Corona infection. Meanwhile, the state health department has instructed such doctors to join their place of posting within five days, who have made contract to provide two years of compulsory service in government hospitals or rural areas after passing MBBS. According to the government, about twenty-three doctors have not joined yet despite the bond. If these doctors do not take charge at their place of posting within five days, action will be taken to recover the bond amount and also to cancel their registration.