Lucknow: With the monsoon season around the corner, the Uttar Pradesh government is all geared up to combat water-borne diseases, such as encephalitis and malaria, amidst the anticipated third COVID-19 wave.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday, said: "From June 15, a special campaign to send medical kits door-to-door to children will be started. In this regard, the administration is making all the necessary preparations." He asked his officials to make special efforts to improve surveillance and keep the spread of these diseases in check.
Directing to make sure there is transparency in the system and medicines are purchased at the company rate, CM Yogi said, "Special attention should be paid by the Medical Corporation to the quality, packing, and convenience of supply.” He also asked to ensure regular sanitation and fogging drives to curb the threat of water-borne diseases.
Exuding confidence in having all the necessary arrangements made to tackle the third COVID-19 wave, CM said, “Uttar Pradesh will be using its experience of controlling the Japanese Encephalitis. For this, my Government has prepared an action plan to effectively check the third wave," said the CM.
The action plan is being made by the Yogi Government to increase dialysis units in every district of Uttar Pradesh on the PPP model. The state government is also planning to establish blood banks so that patients do not face trouble in getting blood.