Yogi to officials: Test, Trace, Treat

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to continue the effective action to control Covid-19 as per the goal of ‘Test, Trace, Treat’.

He also said that adequate availability of Covid beds and oxygen should be ensured in all the districts.

Arrangements of Covid hospitals should be kept upright, he said while also directing smooth operation of ambulance services for Corona patients.

The Chief Minister was reviewing the status of Covid-19 in a high-level meeting convened through the virtual medium on Tuesday.

He said that the medical system should be strengthened by paying special attention to the districts of Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi and Prayagraj.

The number of Covid beds of L-2 and L-3 category should be increased in every district, he stated while adding that smooth availability of oxygen should be maintained in all districts.

Yogi Adityanath also said that regular monitoring should be done for the operation of Covid hospitals in private medical colleges.

Along with medical staff, other medical resources should also be arranged for these hospitals as per the requirement. It should be noted that there will be the availability of oxygen or ventilator and high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) according to the standards prescribed in the Covid bed.

He directed the Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Health, and Principal Secretary Medical Education to regularly review the arrangements of Covid Hospitals and the availability of various medical resources.

The Chief Minister said that testing has an important role in breaking the chain of Corona infection and in view of this, the testing capacity should be increased.

It should be ensured that in the next few days at least 1.5 lakh test daily should be done through the RTPCR method, he added.

To increase the number of RTPCR tests, the testing capacity of KGMU and RMLIMS should be doubled and arrangements should be made through the RTPCR in autonomous medical colleges, the chief minister said further.

RTPC testing capacity should be increased by adding new machines with the available infrastructure and to increase the number of RTPCR tests, more and more private laboratories should be added, he pointed out.

The Chief Minister said that the capacity of the RTPCR test available in these laboratories should be fully utilized by communicating with various central institutes located in the state. For this, RTCPR investigations should be conducted in Lucknow and other institutions including CDRI, NBRI, IITR and BSIP, IVRI at Bareilly, NICPR of Noida.

He said that TruNAT machines should also be used for covid testing.

Adequate testing kits should be made available to all districts, he said.

The Chief Minister said that to increase the number of RTPCR tests, laboratories should be set up in 12 districts on priority.

“Necessary equipment for this should be arranged on priority. Training of personnel to be deployed in these laboratories should also be started.”

It was informed in the meeting that laboratories will be set up in the districts of Amethi, Auraiya, Bijnor, Kushinagar, Deoria, Mau, Siddharthnagar, Sonbhadra, Bulandshahar, Sitapur, Mahoba, and Kasganj for RTPCR testing.

The Chief Minister instructed concerned officials to conduct the work of cleanliness, sanitization and fogging on a war footing.

He said that this work should be conducted effectively in every city, local body and village as this will help in controlling Covid-19 as well as prevention of various communicable diseases.

The resources available in sugar mills should also be used in the work of cleanliness, sanitization and fogging. He directed to regularly sanitize the roadways buses and said that passengers should be accommodated according to the capacity prescribed in each bus.

He also said that people should be constantly made aware of the rescue from Covid-19 and to enhance public awareness effectively it should be done through the public address system at major crossings and other public places.

The Chief Minister said that the work of contact tracing should be done proactively. It should be ensured that the monitoring committees function rapidly and that Integrated Command and Control Center established in districts should be functioning effectively, he added. The provisions of the containment zone should be strictly enforced. Out of the total available ambulance vehicles in each district, 50 percent of the vehicles should be used for Covid patients and the rest for non-Covid patients.

Chief Minister said that Chaitra Navratri has started. Ramzaan will start from tomorrow. On April 15, the first phase of voting will take place under the panchayat election and next is the festival of Ashtami on April 20 and Ram Navami on 21 April. He directed that all these events should be completed by making a comprehensive action plan in view of various festivals and panchayat elections.

The Chief Minister said that all the nodal officers should get regular reports from their districts. Take particular information about the operation of monitoring committees, sanitation and fogging campaign and awareness work through public address system. Nodal officers must inform the Minister-in-charge of the district about the findings of the report. Also, encourage the district’s team and guide it as needed, he stated.

Medical Education Minister Suresh Khanna, Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh and senior officers participated in this meeting through the virtual medium. (PR)

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