Ahmedabad: With an active cooperation from 6.5 crore citizens of Gujarat, Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani has launched a state-wide war against world-wide pandemic of ‘Corona’ with a slogan “Jitshe Gujarat, Harshe Corona” (Gujarat will win, Corona will lose).
The Chief Minister’s appeal to the citizens to give wholehearted donation to the Chief Minister Relief Fund (CMRF) for availing the best medical treatment, medicines and medical facilities to the Corona positive patients has evoked a very good response from the people of Gujarat.
Of the donation received for the cause in the Chief Minister Relief Fund, Mr. Rupani has, so far, allocated Rs. 244-Crore for controlling the spreading of Corona and availing medical treatment to the Corona positive patients in Gujarat.
The Chief Minister has allocated a special amount of Rs. 200-Cr from the CMRF to the Municipal Corporations of Gujarat and State Health Department for availing medicines, injection and medical facilities to the Corona positive patients.
Accordingly, so far, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has been allocated the highest Rs. 50-Cr; followed by Rs. 15-Cr to Surat Municipal Corporation, Rs. 10-Cr each to Vadodara and Rajkot Municipal Corporation, and Rs. 5-Cr each to Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, and Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.
Similarly, Mr. Rupani has allocated Rs. 100-Cr to the state health department. Of it, so far, the state department has spent Rs. 11.80-Cr for the cause.
So far, the Gujarat Health Department has spent Rs. 15.42-Cr in purchasing 2098,485 pieces of N-95 Masks, PPE Kits, hand gloves, and sanitizers to prevention infection of the Corona virus among the doctors, paramedical staff and others, were engaged in treating the corona positive patients.
Beside this, Rs. 15.52-Cr was spent for purchasing very essential 4597 Tocilizumab and 18050 Remdesivir injections for the treatment of Corona positive patients. Rs. 19.79-Cr was spent for screening and diagnosing of nearly 5000 people. And, Rs. 1.89-Cr was spent for other expenses.
As a result of these actions taken by the Chief Minister, large number of Corona positive patients have recovered successfully and gone home.
For highly affected Municipal Corporations, Chief Minister had allocated fund for dedicated COVID hospital, screening, testing, Dhanwantari Aarogya Rath, Containment zones and others.
The AMC had treated 250 patients with administering of Tocilizumab injections at a cost of Rs. 1-Crore. Gujarat Medical Service Corporation Ltd had also used 593 Tocilizumab injections for treating nearly 450 patients in Ahmedabad city. In addition to these, approximately 6 lakh people were treated through nearly 110 Dhanwantari Aarogya Rath in Ahmedabad city.
Similarly, Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has spent Rs. 11.46 crore on medicines and Rs. 4 crore on medical equipment for the treatment of corona-infected patients.
The Gujarat Medical Service Corporation Limited has allotted 653 Tocilizumab injections, 1,335 Remedesivir injections and 7,600 Favipiravir strip tablets for Surat city and Surat district.
For Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) has been allotted by the Gujarat Medical Service Corporation Rs. 13.88 lakh on PPE kits, Rs. 33.75 lakh Dhanvantari Raths and Rs. 15 lakh on other medical equipment. Besides, the Corporation supplied 153 Tocilizumab injections, 430 Remedesivir injections for RMC.
Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has been allotted another Rs. 1.72 crore from CM Relief Fund for the treatment of corona-infected patients. The VMC has used 132 Tocilizumab injections, 550 Remedesivir injections and 250 Favipiravir strip tablets.
The Gujarat Medical Service Corporation has contributed Rs. 33 crore to CM Relief Fund particularly for corona-affected cases, including Rs. 22.94 crore for buying 26,000 vials of Tocilizumab injections and Rs. 10.98 crore for 40,000 Favipiravir tablets.
The Chief Minister also constantly monitored the contribution of corona warriors like police, health and safai kamdar and ensured the kin of the victim who lost their lives each get Rs. 25 lakh assistance, so far sanctioned Rs.2.75 crore on 11 victims of such corona warriors.
In consultation with Indian Railways, Mr. Rupani ensured 999 Shramik Special trains sent 14.50 lakh migrant workers to their home states for which paid Rs. 6.87 crore from CM Relief Fund. Total amount allocated for the purpose is Rs. 25 crore.
The CM Relief Fund thus proved to be an important factor in contributing to the resources to fight corona pandemic virus, to treat corona-affected patients and to help fast return of normalcy in daily life.