Prior to the imposition of the complete lockdown in Rajasthan from May 10 onwards, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot held a review meeting with officials on the implementation of the same.
Ashok Gehlot said COVID infection was on the rise in rural areas and among the youth with a much higher death rate than what was seen during the first wave.
The state is also gearing up for the third wave and is planning for the availability of beds, oxygen, and other resources at the CHC-PHC level. Gehlot said given the speed at which the infection is spreading, it is very important that self-discipline and co-operation in maintaining COVID protocols are done.
He appealed to the people to follow the lockdown guidelines to be implemented from May 10 to survive the epidemic.
In a meeting with officials of all the departments, the Rajasthan chief minister took feedback on the preparations for the lockdown.
In the review meeting, the principal secretary, home, Abhay Kumar said strict provisions have been made to stop the movement of people during the lockdown. He said that to prevent infection, there was a need to curb mobility. DGP ML Lather said the enforcement has been increased to ensure that lockdown is followed in letter and spirit.
Along with the regular police force, services of other agencies and home guards are also being taken
Siddharth Mahajan, Secretary, Medical and Health Department and Medical Education Secretary Vaibhav Galaria detailed the progress of setting up oxygen plant s under the National Health Mission.
Industry secretary Ashutosh Pednekar informed about oxygen availability and the setting up of new oxygen plants in 59 urban bodies.
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