Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that his state has now moved into a Covid ‘safe zone’ on Thursday.
Yogi said his administration also work on encephalitis control along with Covid care as the rainy season, which prompts encephalitis is just months away and Gorakhpur-Basti divisions fall prey to it. He said that govt. reduced the encephalitis death rate by 95 per cent and now there are hundreds of health wellness and encephalitis treatment centres help to control the disease. He said that he proved the critics wrong and managed to “successfully blunt” the surge through the trace test and treat method.
He added that paediatric ICUs in district hospitals and mini-PICU in community health centres were being operationalized. A new 20-bed PICU has been planned for Deoria and a mini-PICU in Laar.
He said the state have conducted 48.7 million corona testsall districts in the state are being made self-sufficient in terms of oxygen and more than 300 oxygen plants are being set up.
The government had begun a ‘MeraGaon, Corona MuktGaon’ initiative to ensure rural areas were free of Covid-19. For this, monitoring committees were being strengthened to carry out identification of patients, giving them medicine kits and ensuring their quarantine.
In Kushingar, the CM announced that in June, 48 lakh beneficiaries in the18-44 year’s age group will get vaccinated. He also encouraged people to get vaccinated and tested for Covid-19.
The government was creating facility for patients suffering from post-Covid problems as more than 500 cases of patients suffering from the ‘black fungus’ infection.