Coronavirus: lockdown may proceed in Jharkhand, government will decide on the advice of doctors on 13th
In the meeting held with the Chief Minister, eminent doctors suggested that the lockdown period should be increased in Jharkhand, as there is a possibility of the infection spreading due to the end of the lockdown.
9th April, 2020
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren held a meeting with state doctors and representatives of private hospitals on Wednesday. During this time discussions were held to prevent infection of Coronavirus. In the meeting, the doctors advised to extend the lockdown period. The Chief Minister encouraged the doctors and said that the state is behind in health facilities. Still, we have to decide together how to produce better results. Resources are few, but self-sufficient is severe.
In the meeting, doctors informed the Chief Minister that the prices of medicines have increased. Government should pay attention to this. CM Hemant Soren assured the doctors that black marketing by creating teams for this would be stopped. The government will take strict action against those who make black marketing.
The Chief Minister said that there is a lockdown challenge in Jharkhand, which we are facing. Lockdown is being followed (completely) in rural areas, but in urban areas people are not following it completely. About seven lakh people of the state are stranded in other states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. In such a situation, when the trapped people come to the state after the lockdown, then we have to face a different challenge. The state government is trying its best to help the trapped people. After ending the lockdown in the state, the government will assess the time and circumstances and decide to end or continue. The government will take a decision on 13 April.
Health Minister Banna Gupta said that by forming a group of doctors of the state, they will share ideas. The present government will bring a smile on the face of doctors. Government is sensitive. Work will be done towards providing health resources.
Eminent doctors suggested in the meeting that the lockdown period in Jharkhand be extended. There is a possibility of infection spreading after the lockdown ends. Social distance is the right measure of security, because we have to do better in limited health resources.