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.