Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday reiterated that the state would not go for complete lockdown as it will adversely affect the economic activity in the state.
Sawant on Saturday addressed the State appealing the people to “cooperate” and “stay indoor” to fight back the rise in COVID-19 state.
He also appealed people to get admitted to the hospital in time after testing positive for COVID-19 infection. Sawant said that everyday at least three to four persons are brought in dead to the hospital after facing COVID-19 infection.
The chief minister said that the timely admission of the patient could save his life. He said that the state has enough medical infrastructure to treat the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
He said that the complete lockdown is not a solution for prevailing situation. “We have seen how economy crumbled after the lockdown last year. We have managed to revive the economic condition of the state since last year,” Sawant added.
The chief minister appealed the opposition parties “not to play politics over the prevailing situation.”
He said that the during the day on Saturday, he had met doctors from government and private sector to re-draw the COVID-19 treatment protocol.
He said that the people who are eligible for vaccination should take the jab immediately without wasting any time.
Sawant said that the state will open vaccination for people above the age of 18 years from May 01, 2021 onwards. He said that the vaccines would be provided free of cost in all the government run Health Centres.