Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Minister for Public Health and Family Welfare Tarun Bhanot, while reviewing preparations for prevention of corona virus, said awareness campaign should be conducted at every level through information communication activities. Services of private hospitals would be taken as per requirement. He said that besides field health workers, field staff of other departments should also be trained. Aanganbadis should be closed for safety. Bhanot said that information regarding prevention of Corona virus should be given to the religious leaders, so that the awareness among the people visiting religious institutions should be generated.
Out of the sample of 27 probable cases of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) in the state, reports of 26 cases have been found negative and one report is yet to come. Samples had been sent to NIB Pune, Indira Gandhi Government College Nagpur and AIIMS Bhopal for investigation.
According to information received by the Health Department, 11 new cases have been registered in China and 7488 reported in other countries related to the novel corona virus on March 14. So far, 83 cases of this disease have been reported in India. Out of these, two patients have succumbed to this disease.
Till date, 774 passengers arrived from virus affected countries have been identified in the state. Of these, 361 passengers have been kept in isolation in their homes and the surveillance of 358 passengers has been completed. There is no positive case of corona virus in the state so far.
Till today, 9490 passengers have been screened at Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur airports. The State Surveillance Unit is in contact with the Centre Surveillance Unit New Delhi for new guidelines and advisories. So far, 965 calls have been received in the call centre 104, made for information and guidance about the novel corona virus disease. In the state, facility for Corona virus investigation is available at AIIMS Bhopal and National Tribal Health Research Institute, Jabalpur.
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