CoronaVirus in UP After nearly two hours of meeting at CM Office Lok Bhavan, Coronavirus was declared as an epidemic equivalent in Uttar Pradesh.
The coronavirus spread from China has taken widespread form. After the World Health Organization declared it an epidemic, the Uttar Pradesh government has also declared it an epidemic. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath churned for about two hours with both deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dr. Dinesh Sharma and Health Jai Pratap Singh, Medical Education Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna and top officials regarding the coronavirus.
CM Yogi Adityanath spoke to the media after the meeting at Lok Bhavan. CM Yogi Adityanath said that at present the coronavirus is under a lot of control. The government has not declared the coronavirus an epidemic but the health department has been alerted to an emergency. It has not been declared an epidemic, certain privileges have been prescribed under the Epidemic Act for the disease. Efforts are being made by the government at every level to fight it. To check the coronavirus, the King George Medical University of Lucknow, as well as Sanjay Gandhi PGI, have facilities for its infection. Along with this, the investigation is also being done at Lohia Institute. He said that only the person who is infected with this virus should apply the mask. Avoid the panic by putting a mask on unnecessarily.
He said that it is true that the panic of coronavirus has reached many cities of UP. CM Yogi Adityanath said that 11 cases of coronavirus have been reported so far in Uttar Pradesh. 10 are being treated in Delhi and one is being treated at King George Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow. We had been preparing for the last one and a half months to fight Corona and we have all the means of rescue. There are 448 berths reserved in 24 medical colleges. These medical colleges also have sample checkups.
He said that apart from this we have decided that all the doctors and paramedics should be used to treat coronavirus infection. An isolation ward should be made in all medical colleges. An adequate surveillance system should be installed on all the borders of the state. All DMs have been ordered to inspect screening centers on state borders. Suitable kits and safe gear for isolation ward should be provided in all hospitals. The cases of coronavirus reported so far in UP include Agra and Lucknow.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed all institutions to stop public programs, while the government will not organize any program in which people gather to celebrate their 3-year tenure. Right now cinema hall and cineplex owners have been instructed to conduct film shows with full caution. The state government has not declared corona as an epidemic but has asked the Health Department to prepare for emergencies under the Epidemic Act. He directed the Health Department to issue notifications for this.
Coronavirus will be investigated in five labs in UP. Apart from KGMU, it includes SGPGI Lucknow, BRD Medical College Gorakhpur, and BHU and AMU. CM said that 1268 isolation beds have been reserved in various hospitals and medical colleges in UP, so far 4100 paramedical staff have been trained and further training programs will continue. He said that 11 patients of Coronavirus have been found in UP, including two from Ghaziabad with Agra and one each from Lucknow and Noida. He has ordered a ban on any public event being organized in the state.
All necessary measures are being taken to protect against coronavirus in UP. Educational institutions where the examinations are already going on will run uninterrupted and there will be preventive measures related to the coronavirus. There will be a review meeting again on 20 March and it will be decided further whether the educational institutions should be opened or not.
The Yogi government has issued an order to close all schools and colleges by 22 March, declaring Corona as an epidemic. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken this decision in a meeting with the officials. This decision will be reviewed on March 20, after which further decisions will be taken.
Earlier, after a nearly a two-hour meeting in the Lok Bhawan CM office, Coronavirus was declared as an epidemic in Uttar Pradesh. With this, it was also decided to close all educational institutions by 22 March. In this, basic to higher and technical educational institutions will be closed. Where board exams are going on, those institutes will be open only till the time of examination. If the exam is not started then it will be postponed further. The effect of coronavirus has become worldwide. So far, seven dozen people are vulnerable in the country. In Uttar Pradesh too, it has made a big impact in a dozen people.
Suresh Kumar Khanna, who was in a meeting with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, said that coronavirus is an epidemic. Even after this, there is no need to be afraid of it. We are able to overcome it. We have prepared two types of the plan regarding Coronavirus. On two sides, the first side is to avoid it and then the second side is to treat it. Its diagnosis is possible. We should make people aware of this and not create an atmosphere of fear. Alert the people around you, the government is doing the rest.