Make better health services available to people: CM

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Make better health services available to people: CM

Saturday, 20 June 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday stressed that all efforts should be made to make better health services available to the people in this disastrous time of COVID-19 pandemic and to maximise the use of all resources, ambulances of ‘108’, ‘102’, ALS and private nursing homes be pressed into service.
He said all ambulances should compulsorily have sanitiser, PPE kits, N-95 masks and gloves and their response time should be below 10 minutes.
Presiding over a high-level review meeting of Unlock arrangements at his 5, Kalidas Marg official residence here on Friday the Chief Minister said that the testing facilities should be ramped up and the process to set up testing labs in every district should be expedited.
He directed the officials to set up a level-2 lab in all divisional hospitals and medical colleges by the end of June, 2020. He asked the Medical Education and Health departments to ensure follow-up action in this regard. He also asked the officials to deploy AYUSH doctors in Level-1 and Level-2 Covid hospitals.
“All medical equipment should be functional in Covid hospitals. At least 10 per cent beds in the Covid hospitals should have oxygen facility and some beds in Level-2 hospitals should have ventilators,” he said.
The chief minister also asked the officials to create more holding areas in hospitals with adequate number of stretchers and wheelchairs.
“Beside this, there should be more counters for registration in hospitals,” he added.
Yogi stressed the need for creating awareness about COVID-19 through proper publicity, including public address system.
“Hoardings should be put up in gram panchayats and urban bodies areas giving information about coronavirus. Government ration shops and mandis should also have similar banners. Every institution should have a Covid help desk with availability of sanitiser, infra-red thermometer and pulse oximeter,” he said.
The chief minister also asked officials to deploy human resources to strengthen the surveillance system. He lauded the role of surveillance committees and said they should also be provided sanitiser, infra-red thermometer and pulse oximeter.
He directed continued intensive police patrolling and foot patrolling in crowded places and markets and patrolling by PRV-112 vans at highways and expressways.
“The social distancing norms have to be followed to contain the spread of coronavirus,” he said.
The chief minister pointed out that there was a competition for investments in the country hence simplification of rules was necessary to attract investment in UP.
He said that his government had been working seriously towards this and directed officials to speed up the process of simplifying rules and procedures to attract more and more investment.
In order to provide employment to labourers, the industrial investment development commissioner (IIDC) should conduct a survey of industrial units, Yogi said.
Mentioning the immense possibilities of employment in industry, MSME, rural development, panchayati raj, agriculture and irrigation, the chief minister described how the labourers of Banda district revived a river by their efforts. “It provided employment for some and new life to the river,” he said, adding that such endeavours should be encouraged.
The chief minister also directed officials to ensure proper doorstep delivery system in the containment zones and maintain adequate sanitation and cleanliness all around.
He asked officials to expedite de-silting of drains. The chief minister further directed the officials of animal husbandry department to inspect cow shelters in the districts regularly.

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