Third wave: UP CM asks gram pradhans to ensure preventive measures

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Third wave: UP CM asks gram pradhans to ensure preventive measures

Friday, 25 June 2021 | PNS | Lucknow


Establishing direct communication to ensure local participation, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has written to all newly-elected gram pradhans (village heads) urging them to initiate preventive measures in view of a probable third Covid wave in the coming months. Yogi made a four-point appeal to the new rural officials, saying: “We have to save people’s lives as well as their livelihood.” The letters were hand-delivered to the pradhans through respective district authorities.
Stating that Uttar Pradesh has been able to control the second corona wave, the CM asked gram pradhans to ensure proper surveillance through ‘surveillance committees’ that played a pivotal role in timely identification and isolation of Corona patients, thwarting further spread in rural areas. He also advised the pradhans to engage in mass plantation drives in respective villages.
Concerned about further corona spread in rural areas, Yogi in his letter appealed to newly elected pradhans to generate awareness about the viral infection, prepare to save villagers from communicable diseases during the monsoons and ensure that everyone adopted Covid appropriate behaviour to prevent transmission of the virus.
Written in Hindi, the chief minister said in his letter, “Dear pradhanji, I would like to extend my  greetings on your victory. I urge you to help prevent a third Covid wave in your respective village with an aim to realise the Honourable Prime Minister’s dream of ‘Mera Gaon Corona Mukt Gaon’."
Yogi also requested the pradhans to implement a four-pronged strategy beginning with, prevention of illness and promotion of wellness through ‘sanitation’ and mass-scale cleanliness campaigns, curb the spread of corona and other communicable diseases through regular sanitisation, encourage vaccination by spreading awareness and ensure timely distribution of ‘special medicine kits’ for children with influenza-like symptoms like cold and cough by members of surveillance committees set by the state government, specially for rural areas. He also urged the pradhans to ensure supply of clean potable water, use of masks and frequent washing of hands.
“Make people aware so that they get tested and vaccinated and get them registered for vaccinations in order to provide every citizen a safety shield against the virus,” the CM concluded.

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