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Mitanins are playing an important role in rural health care and prevention of COVID-19 infection: CM Baghel

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Mitanins are playing important role

Use mask and sanitizer compulsorily during the field visit, Chief Minister to Mitanins

Every Mitanin should always carry at least five-corona medicine kits with them

Women groups in Bastar division should be encouraged to manufacture sanitizer

Chief Minister chairs virtual meeting of Mitanins and health workers of Bastar and Sarguja divisions, discusses COVID situation in villages

Raipur, May 5

Mitanins are playing an important role in prevention of COVID-19 infection in rural areas. Living up to the huge responsibility on their shoulders in this time crisis, mitanins and rural health workers have set an example with their commendable hard work, servitude and dedication.

Chief Minister Baghel was addressing the virtual meeting of mitanins and health workers from Bastar and Sarguja Division, from his residence office in the capital city on May 5.

In the meeting, Baghel had a discussion with mitanins and rural health workers about the COVID situation in rural areas of both the divisions. Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Subrata Sahoo and Secretary to the Chief Minister Siddharth Komal Singh Pardeshi were present on the occasion.

Chief Minister Baghel said that COVID-19 infection has spread across the urban as well as rural areas of the state. Under these circumstances, mitanins and rural health workers are working tirelessly to prevent COVID infection in rural areas.

Baghel said that even today, people are not fully aware of the COVID protocol, and the importance of handwash, mask, sanitizer, vaccine, isolation etc. Hence, it is the responsibility of mitanins to create public awareness on the subject, and to explain people, especially women, about the seriousness of COVID infection, motivating them to be cautious. Also, people with the COVID symptoms should be immediately provided medicines and encouraged to go for COVID test.

As people in rural areas are not aware of the COVID symptoms, they are likely to delay the test and the medication, which results in severe and difficult to cure infection. Keeping this in view, mitanins and health workers should focus of creating awareness about COVID symptoms among villagers.

He directed the mitanins and health workers to use mask and sanitizer compulsorily during the field visit, as their safety is extremely important.

Chief Minister has directed all the Collectors to make adequate quantity of masks and sanitizers available for mitanins. He added that every mitanin should carry at least 5 covid medicine kits. They should also motivate people to wear mask, wash hands, use sanitizers and follow COVID protocol as much as possible.

Chief Minister Baghel has directed the officials concerned to encourage women self-help groups in Bastar Division to manufacture sanitizers, as this would make it easier to supply sanitizer to mitanins locally.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Baghel interacted with the health workers and mitanins of Kansabel Janpad Panchayat under Sarguja division, Jila Panchayat Baikunthpur under Koriya district and Janpad Panchayat Koelibeda, Bhanupratappur in South Bastar (Kanker) district under Bastar division, Bhanupratappur, Janpad Panchayat Keshkarl, Janpad Panchayat Kondagaon under Kondagaon district, Janpad Panchayat Bastar under Bastar district, Janpad Panchayat Dantewada under South Bastar (Dantewada) district, Narayanpur Janpad Panchayat, Orchha Janpad Panchayat under Narayanpur district, Janpad Panchayat Bijapur under Bijapur district, and Janpad Panchayat Sukma under Sukma district.

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