November 29, 2023

Govt cautious about mental health problems: CM Gehlot

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Jaipur: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday said that the state govt is concerned about the mental health of covid patients.

Addressing a covid review meeting through video conference, Gehlot said that the second wave of coronavirus has been quite fatal and has led to various mental health problems in patients.

“The state government is cautious about this,” Gehlot said, while adding that the health department will give proper treatment and counselling to such patients and their families.

The CM said that from June 21, free vaccination of beneficiaries of 18-44 years will be held with preparation to administer 10 to 15 lakh vaccines in a single day. He also said that the govt has made all preparations in view of the possibility of a third wave.

Gehlot said that it was alleged that 11 lakh vaccines were wasted in Rajasthan but the Union health minister Harsh Vardhan should not have given such statements. Gehlot pointed out that in Madhya Pradesh, 10 lakh vaccines went missing but the health minister could not speak on that.

Health minister Raghu Sharma targeted the Centre over covid management. He said that 3 rates were decided for the same vaccine but the PM had to reverse his decision.

CS Niranjan Arya gave information about the Covid package announced by the government for the children who lost their parents to corona. Health secretary Siddharth Mahajan informed that 5 lakh doses were administered yesterday.
A two minute silence was observed to pay tribute to eminent doctor Ashok Panagariya.


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