Expressing satisfaction on conducting 1.46 lakh Covid tests on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Ji has directed to ramp it further to 1.50 lakh tests per day. He said that testing is crucial in tackling the menace of Corona, hence regular efforts should be continued for its augmentation.  
Presiding  over  a  high-level  unlock  review  meeting  at  his official residence here on Wednesday, he said there is need to always think forward to control the pandemic like Covid-19. It requires a lot of study and research. While laying stress on case study of successfully treated patients he said that it will help in carving out future strategy.
The CM said that the state government’s pro-active policy resulted in much lower death rate in comparison with other states and even countries. In order to achieve minimal death rate due to Covid, more effective strategy should  be  formulated.  He  asked  the  DMs  and  CMOs  to further  increase surveillance, contact tracing, door-to-door survey and medical testing in their respective districts. All these have important role to play in controlling the infection. The Chief Minister said that the Integrated Command Control Centres (ICCCs) are required to maintain regular communication with home isolated patients and get feedback on their condition. He said that Covid hospitals should have all the facilities for the patients. Laying stress on the mass awareness about the protection from Corona, he said that all the modes of communication such as TV, radio, newspapers, public address system and poster-banners should be used for sensitising the people. He also stressed the need of compulsory use of masks and following the two-meter distancing norm. The CM reiterated that the Covid protection protocol has to be followed while  running  the  industrial  units.  
Similarly,  the proposed  function  to felicitate  the  meritorious students  of  High  School and  Intermediate-2020 should be organised with all health protocol being in place, he added. Those present in the meeting included Minister for Medical Education Shri Suresh Khanna, Health Minister Shri Jai Pratap Singh, Chief Secretary Shri R.K.  Tiwari,  Infrastructure and  Industrial Development  Commissioner  Shri Alok  Tandon,  Agriculture Production  Commissioner  Shri  Alok  Sinha,  Additional  Chief Secretary  Finance Shri  Sanjeev  Mittal,  Additional  Chief Secretary Home & Information Shri Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue, Ms. Renuka Kumar, D.G.P. Shri H.C. Awasthi,  Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister Shri S.P. Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Amit Mohan Prasad, Additional Chief Secretary Medical Education Dr.  Rajneesh  Dubey,  Additional  Chief  Secretary  Rural  Development  and Panchayati Raj Shri Manoj Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary M.S.M.E. Shri  Navneet  Sehgal, Additional  Chief  Secretary  Agriculture  Shri  Devesh Chaturvedi, Principal Secretary Health Shri Alok Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri  Sanjay Prasad, Secretary to CM Shri Alok Kumar, Director Information Shri Shishir  and other senior officers.


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