3 dedicated Covid-19 hospitals in 3 days in UP: Yogi govt gears up to conquer 2nd wave
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting on Friday, instructed to set up three new dedicated Covid Hospitals in the capital in the next three days.
New Delhi: After having countered Corona in an exemplary manner during the first wave, the Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh has geared up to provide even better medical care to the patients in the current wave also.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting on Friday, instructed to set up three new dedicated Covid Hospitals in the capital in the next three days. These dedicated Covid Hospital will have isolation beds, ventilators, bypap machines and High Flow Nasal Canula (HFNC) machines.
Test, trace and treat mantra to curb Corona spread
After the spread of Covid infection in several districts of the state, the government has already ramped up health facilities in the state. Sharing his observation, the CM said that the patients from other places also used to come to Lucknow for treatment hence the state capital should have better medical infrastructure. CM Yogi also asked the officials to make arrangements for additional human resources so that patients can get better medical facilities.
In the battle against coronavirus, CM Yogi has given directions to escalate vaccination in Lucknow, GautamBudh Nagar, Agra Gorakhpur, Meerut, Varanasi. He said that for effective prevention of Covid-19, action should be taken in accordance with the mantra of ‘Test, trace, treat’. In Uttar Pradesh, there are around 125 laboratories in the public sector and 104 laboratories in the private sector for Covid-19 test.
Emphasis on adequate availability of oxygen
The Chief Minister also emphasised to maintain adequate availability of oxygen, health personnel, medicines, medical equipment and backups in Covid hospitals. He has also issued guidelines for increasing the beds of Level-2 and Level-3 Covid Hospitals.
He assured that there would be no dearth of resources and the hospital administration should inform the government immediately in case of any need.
Offices with 50% staff in 4 cities, Work from home being mulled
Prevention is always better than cure, following it, the CM also said that all government and non-government offices in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Kanpur cities may be allowed ‘work from home’ as per convenience. With Covid-19 cases surging across the state, the UP government is leaving no stones unturned to defeat the virus.
In meeting, the CM directed all government and non-government offices of Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Prayagraj to operate with 50 percent human resource capacity or on shift basis . He ordered the senior officials to ensure vigilance and complete compliance of the Covid Protocol ho including social distancing and shift-wise working in the offices.