Raipur, May 2
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel e-inaugurated three important services of Raipur Municipal Corporation on May 1 including ‘Oxygen on Wheel’ service for home delivery of oxygen concentrator for patients in home isolation, free ambulance service for COVID patients from home to hospital and hospital to home, and free dry ration distribution service.
Mayor Aijaz Dhebar, Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Subrat Sahoo and Commissioner Raipur Municipal Corporation Saurabh Kumar also participated in this virtual inaugural programme.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Baghel said that Raipur Municipal Corporation is actively and dedicatedly working to provide necessary facilities to people during COVID crisis and lockdown. Indoor Stadium has been transformed into COVID Hospital.
Chief Minister said that the doorstep delivery of oxygen concentrators in Chhattisgarh would prove extremely beneficial for the patients in need. Baghel also extended greetings of May Day to people.
Raipur Municipal Corporation has started foodgrain distribution service to poor families during lockdown. Vehicles loaded with seven thousand packets of dry ration were flagged off for distribution to lockdown affected families in need. These ration packets will be delivered free of cost to the needy families of Raipur Municipal Corporation jurisdiction, in coordination with local councilors and zone officers. Raipur Municipal Corporation has also started well-equipped ambulance service to ensure that the COVID patients in need get timely medical treatment.
‘Oxygen on Wheels’ service has also been started by Raipur Muncipal Corporation to provide free doorstep delivery of oxygen support to the COVID patients in Home isolation. Under this service, the COVID patients in home isolation, whose oxygen saturation is less than normal and who can be assisted with oxygen concentrator, will be provided free oxygen concentrator at home. Home isolation assistance team will regularly monitor such patients and after their recovery, the concentrators would be collected back.