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Yogi Orders Focussed COVID-19 Testing On Lucknow, Reviews Situation In The State
LUCKNOW || Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has underlined to intensify surveillance and contact tracing in order to keep Covid positivity rate below 5 percent and the death rate below 1 percent in the state.
He said that there is a necessity to target high risk groups and make those groups undergo testing. These combined endeavours are the only way to keep death rate low and Covid-19 under control.
The Chief Minister was reviewing the Covid situation in the state, especially those 16 districts where more than 100 cases are reported within a week. The CM had already deployed nodal officers for these districts and had asked them to work out an effective strategy in consultation with the DM, CMO and senior Health and Medical Education officers in the government.
He said that the testing should be focussed and one third of the testing should be through RTPCR and the rest by Rapid Antigen method. He particularly pointed out that the focus testing is less in Lucknow and should be increased.
Asking to activate Rapid Response teams through Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCC) in every district. DMs and CMOs should hold morning meetings in Covid hospital while the evening meetings should take place in ICCC compulsorily.
The CM asked to create micro containment zones with areas being reduced and more compact than the containment zones earlier. The PRD jawans, NCC cadets and Social workers and volunteers should be involved in this.
He emphasised that the Case Fatality Rate (CFR) should be kept under control and the district where it is more than one, the contact tracing and surveillance should be more aggressive.
The hospitals should be equipped with all the facilities including oxygen and ventilators. He directed the Health and Medical Education department to make available facilities of virtual ICUs in all the L-2 and L-3 hospitals. He said the mass awareness drive should remain continued with the public address system in place.
The CM further directed the nodal officers to submit their daily report to the CM office as well. He said the social distancing norms should be followed completely and the enforcement exercise be undertaken to ensure it.
The officers from most-affected districts along with the nodal officers were also present in virtual meeting and gave their presentation one by one.