UP CM Yogi Adityanath issues fresh directives for Covid management

May 17 2021 06:30 PM
UP CM Yogi Adityanath issues fresh directives for Covid management

LUCKNOW: With a clear-cut decline in coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday issued special directives to Team 9, constituting a high-powered panel of ministers and bureaucrats involved in Covid management that reports directly to the chief minister,  to manage the pandemic situation.

According to additional chief secretary information, Navneet Sehgal, there were 3.10 lakh active Covid cases in the state on April 30 which was the peak of the pandemic till now since its onset in March last year.

On the contrary, the active Covid cases have notably come down by 52 percent in just one fortnight. Currently, there are 1.49 lakh active cases. While 14.62 lakh people in the state have won the battle with Covid.

"In the last 24 hours, 2.55 lakh tests were done, in which 9391 new cases were confirmed. During the same period, 23,045 people have recovered, or have been discharged. The state's recovery rate has increased to 89.8 percent," he said.

Currently, more than one lakh people are undergoing home isolation. For their speedy recovery, the chief minister has said that the system of medical counselling should be further improved through tele-consultation.

There is a need to increase the number of doctors and the number of phone lines. Medical kits should be made available to patients of home isolation and their families as per the protocol through monitoring committees.

"The chief minister has said that communicate with patients through ICCC and CM Helpline and check the facilities available to them. As per the chief minister's directives, testing process is going on in more than 97,000 revenue villages of the state since May 5," said Sehgal.

 

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