Oxygen-Backed Beds, ICU And Ventilators Should Be Increased: Ashok Gehlot

Mumbai: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday directed that the number of oxygen-backed beds, ICUs, and ventilators should be increased in view of the condition of coronavirus.

The Chief Minister said in a review meeting at his residence that people come to Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, and Ajmer divisional headquarters for treatment.

With the strengthening of the medical system, 1,000 oxygen-backed beds, ICUs, and ventilators should be increased on priority in Jaipur, he said in a statement

Health Department Principal Secretary Akhil Arora said that due to continuous efforts, the department has been successful in controlling mortality.

The case fatality rate in September was less than 0.9 percent and was less than 1 percent in August.

Rajasthan has an average death rate of 1.16 percent, which is lower than not only the national average but many large states. The recovery rate is 83 percent, the official said.

During this period, Gehlot also reviewed the imposition of Section 144 at 11 district headquarters of the state. He said that the government would not hesitate to take such steps in other districts as and when required.

The Chief Minister directed Director General of Police Bhupendra Singh to conduct a flag march to ensure adherence to Section 144.

(With PTI Inputs)

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