In Chhattisgarh, public representatives, social organizations and common people are contributing significantly to deal with the COVID crisis in the state. AIR correspondent reports that eight ventilators and three hundred jumbo medical oxygen cylinders have been provided to the district hospital with the financial support of member of parliament and local legislators in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh.
At the district headquarters of Balodabazar district, a six hundred-bed COVID Care Hospital is being constructed with the help from the public representatives, industrial establishments along with the contribution from District Mineral Fund.
Besides, a hundred-bed COVID Hospital has been built in the capital Raipur with the help of Jain community. This hospital has 6 ICU beds and 42 oxygenated beds.
More than fifty people have donated plasma on the initiative of Shri Ram Janmotsav Samiti in Durg district. Similarly, in view of shortage of ambulance in Balod district, Maheshwari Samaj has provided ambulance vehicle.
In Rajnandgaon district, sculptors and painters are jointly sanitizing homes in rural areas. Parmeshwar Mistry of Gandai-Pandaria area of the Rajnandgaon district, has set an exemplary example of humanity. Parmeshwar was used to run a welding shop for his livelihood. In view of the shortage of oxygen cylinders, Parmeshwar has made available his oxygen cylinder to the health department. This cylinder was necessary for the welding work and it was the only means of his livelihood.