Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Aiming to ensure adequate medical infrastructure and resources to combat the anticipated third wave of the COVID-19, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the health department to provide teleconsultation facilities to the patients and has deployed nodal officers in all districts to keep a check on all services.
The CM, while addressing a meeting on Monday, said, “People who have been tested positive during the test at the bus stations, railway stations, and airports are being kept in institutional isolation. For the patients, adequate arrangements including food and proper treatment have been made at the quarantine centers.”
Nodal officers have also been sent to a three-day visit in their respective districts to oversee the arrangements of COVID-19 tracing, testing, vaccination, hospitals, night shelters, and management of cowsheds. These officers will review the functioning of monitoring committees in urban and rural areas of districts and work to track, test and treat patients. The officials will ensure that committees meet the targets of door-to-door surveys. The committees should also have adequate medical kits for distribution among those displaying COVID-19 symptoms or those who test positive.
The CM further instructed that Integrated COVID Command and Control Center (ICCC) should be set up in all the districts of the state and should be kept active 24×7. Regular meetings should be held there as before. A panel of specialists will be present in ICCC and teleconsultation facilities will be provided to the people.