Bhopal: 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 Pallavi Jain said this in a media workshop held at Hotel Palash on Wednesday.
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.
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.