No need for e-pass to travel within MP, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a meeting to take stock of the Coronavirus situation in state.
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh government has scrapped the need for e-pass for intrastate movement within the state. Making the announcement while reviewing the Coronavirus situation in the state with senior officials through video conferencing on Saturday, Chouhan said that e-passes would now be required for people traveling to the state from other states or going out of state.
Chief secretary Iqbal Singh Bains said that the e-pass facility would now be auto generated.
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Chief minister also took note of spread of infections at a prominent private hospital in Indore and directed the officials to issue a notice to the hospital management.
Chouhan said that directed that Bhopal’s largest referral hospital, Hamidia hospital must be made a model centre for treatment of Covid-19 patients. He also directed the additional chief secretary, health Mohammad Suleman to provide him daily report on Hamidia hospital and to ensure that mortality rate is minimised at the hospital.
He called upon senior doctors to visit Covid wards regularly and review treatment protocol of the patients and ensure there are no lapses. The chief minister also advised for curbing the practice of unnecessarily referring patients to other centres.
During the review of Sagar district, he inquired when the Sagar medical college is equipped with all facilities, why were patients being referred other centres? He directed the ACS health to improve the functioning at Sagar medical college.
During the meeting, it was informed that the recovery rate of patients in Burhanpur was 67%. Of the 267 Covid positive patients, 200 have recovered and discharged. The active cases presently is only 82 while the fever clinics have screened about 5,000 patients, till now. Expressing satisfaction, Chouhan asked the officials to continue with the good work.
He also directed the officials to take special care and monitoring of the situation in Neemuch district.
ACS health Suleman informed that 59 hospitals in the state have been empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat scheme and beneficiary patients can avails of treatment facility there.