Staying safe is the first way to prevent Corona virus. Corona virus is an infectious virus. It spreads from one person to another. This virus spreads when exposed to a person infected with Corona virus.
To avoid this, one must keep distance from the infected person and see a doctor immediately when cold, cough and fever occurs. Principal Secretary Health Smt Pallavi Jain said this in a media workshop held at Hotel Palash today.
The Principal Secretary informed that the Madhya Pradesh government is in constant contact with the Central government. There are no patients infected with Corona virus in the state. So far 14 samples were sent to Pune lab for examination, out of which 13 sample reports have come negative. A report is yet to come.
As many as 420 people have come from other countries in the state, out of which 319 people have been given permission to move about in public places after being kept in observation for 28 days, 67 people are in home isolation. Corona virus infection has not been found in any of these people.All people were placed in home isolation for safety.
Smt. Jain informed that special training will be imparted through video conferencing at 350 centers in the state on March 6. Special monitoring is being done at Khajuraho, Sanchi, Orchha and other tourist places. Two to 6 beds have been kept isolated in all the districts in the state. A three-member Rapid Action Team has been formed in the district, which will ensure safety and action on receipt of information. All drug inspectors have been directed that no medical institute and shop should store excess medicines and masks. Also it must be ensured that medicines are not sold at a higher rate than M.R.P. Contact is also being established with all the military centres of the state, so that work can be done in coordination if need arises.
Wide publicity is being done for prevention from Corona virus. Information regarding the disease has been displayed at all health centres and a separate examination of patients with cold, cough, and fever has been started in hospitals. If there is a travel history of a patient or a person with related contacts, then he is being kept under observation.
Along with all these patients, people are also being told to adopt Indian culture and not shake hands. People are being told to adopt the Namaste, Aadab culture, keep a cloth over the mouth while coughing and cover the nose, mouth with the elbow. Keep distance from the person infected with cold and cough. Avoid going to public places and wash your hands with soap for 30 seconds.
Commissioner Health Shri Prateek Hajela informed that all hospitals and nursing homes have been directed in this regard. Patients with cold-cough and fever have been directed to be specially monitored and take precautions. The state government is constantly working with caution.
So far, no patient has been found with the Novel Corona virus in the state. Specific information can be obtained by calling toll free number 104 and information can also be given in this regard. The biggest way to avoid the Corona virus is to improve your immune system. Ayurvedic, homeopathic medicines can also be taken as protection. Use home remedies like Giloy, Vitamin C, Chyawanprash, which will strengthen the body's immune system.
Commissioner Health informed that patients are being kept in three categories in the state, the first category of patients who have cold-cough but no symptoms of Corona are being treated in all hospitals. Other people who have come from abroad or have been in contact with them are being tested through home isolation. An action plan has been chalked out to keep the third category of patients who will be found infected with Corona virus in a special ward.
A task force has been set up led by collectors in all districts for prevention of Novel Corona virus. Meetings of monitoring cells are being held daily at the state and district levels. At the state level P.C. Sethi Hospital, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Indore, J.P. Hospitals and Hamidia Hospital Bhopal have been identified. AIIMS Bhopal, Bundelkhand Medical College Sagar, National Tribal Health Research Jabalpur, Shyam Shah Medical College Rewa, Gajra Raja Medical College Gwalior and MG Medical College Indore have been identified for sample collection and transport of patients. Mockdrills have been done in all districts.