UP sends SOS to Centre for 1500 ventilators, releases Rs 100cr
Lucknow: With the state facing an acute shortage of life saving drugs and medical infrastructure, the Uttar Pradesh Government has sent an SOS to the Centre for urgent supply of 1500 ventilators.
A government spokesperson said that CM Yogi, who is keeping a close watch on the situation, has issued directions to release Rs 100 crore to the medical health department to meet any exigency and emergency procurements.
The CM issued the instructions through video-conferencing with senior officials and cabinet colleageus here on Wedneday.
He has directed that there should be no shortage of Covid beds and oxygen in the districts. He has told officials that districts, including Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar, Gorakhpur and Jhansi, should ensure adequate beds with all medicines.
Dialysis machines should be provided in covid hospital for the treatment of corona patients suffering from kidney disease.
The UP CM has asked Chief Secretary’s office, Additional Chief Secretary Health and Principal Secretary Medical Education to monitor this system regularly.
“There should be continuous availability of oxygen in covid hospitals. Additional Chief Secretary Health and Principal Secretary Medical Education should review s regularly,” he said.
He said that 840 additional beds have been arranged for covid patients in Lucknow. In private medical colleges which are being operated as covid hospitals, arrangements for additional medical staff and medical resources should be made on priority.
The Chief Minister directed that the testing work should be conducted with full capacity. The number of RT-PCR tests should be increased.
Manpower should also be arranged according to the requirement. He also instructed to immediately start using TruNet machines for covid testing.
The CM said that through regular communication with the corona patients recuperating in home isolation, information about their health status should be obtained and their guidance should be given as required.
The Chief Minister Helpline-’1076’ should also be used in this work. It should be ensured that in all districts He also instructed the Health Minister and Additional Chief Secretary Health to check this system.
The UP CM said that the integrated command and control center established in the districts should function smoothly.
“To improve the functioning of Integrated Command and Control Center and to fix accountability, senior officers of District Administration and Health Department should be posted there,” the CM said.