Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has directed all district collectors to prepare an action plan for upgrading the hospitals and health centers within the next 15 days.
He said that no stone would be left unturned in strengthening the health infrastructure and in making healthcare and medical facilities easily accessible to the common man.
“In the last six months, facilities such as ICU, oxygen related equipment, beds, ventilators etc in these hospitals have been enhanced and upgraded to provide better Covid treatment to the patients. It is important to ensure proper maintenance and use of such medical equipment to prepare for the third wave,” he said.
The state government has already started upgrading infrastructure of all district and block-level hospitals to ensure preparedness in case a third wave strikes.
The Congress-run government said that all government hospitals should be well-equipped with operation theatre, labour room, laboratory, ICU, ventilators, blood bank and free medicines.
CM Bhagel added that these hospitals should be upgraded to offer 24×7 treatment facilities.
The government also recommended that post-graduate doctors of pediatrics, gynecology, anesthesia, pathology, medicine and surgery can be appointed in these hospitals. It further said that in places where post graduates are not available, arrangements should be made to appoint the doctors trained in these subjects.
Fresh cases in Chhattisgarh have been on a decline for the last few weeks with the state registering 573 new infections on Thursday.