Hindustan Times (East UP)

CM Yogi reiterates call for NSA against oxygen black-marketeers

Letter should be sent to the Centre for supply of 50,000 Remdesivir injections, says CM

- HT Correspond­ent letters@hindustant­imes.com SURAJ KUMAR/HH

LUCKNOW: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday reiterated that action under the Gangsters Act and the National Security Act (NSA) should be taken against those indulging in the black-marketeeri­ng of oxygen in Uttar Pradesh.

Strict action should also be taken against those holding stock of Remdesivir, he said, adding that a letter should be sent to the Centre for the supply of 50,000 Remdesivir injections. He asked the state health department to immediatel­y formulate an action plan to carry out free of cost vaccinatio­n of people above 18 years of age. The drive is scheduled to commence on May 1.

Yogi Adityanath was reviewing the Covid-19 situation at a high level meeting via video conference. He said arrangemen­ts for better treatment of Covid-19 patients should be made. Availabili­ty of beds, oxygen, medicines, medical equipment and medical personnel should be ensured in every district, he emphasised.

He also said the uninterrup­ted supply of oxygen should be ensured in all hospitals. Responsibl­e officers should be posted at all oxygen refilling centres and the number of Covid-19 beds should be doubled in all the districts, he said. The chief minister also said ambulance services should run smoothly.

Yogi Adityanath said nodal officers should camp at the KGMU dedicated Covid hospital. Besides nodal officers should regularly monitor the situation in private medical colleges, including Era, Integral, TS Mishra, Hind, Mayo, Prasad and Saxena Medical Colleges. He said regular monitoring should be done to ensure availabili­ty of Remdesivir injection and lifesaving drugs like Fabiflu.

All government and private labs should use their capacity to the optimum to conduct Covid-19 tests, he said to the officials while stressing on quality control in carrying out tests. He said cleanlines­s, sanitizati­on and fogging work should be actively carried out. The provision of containmen­t zones should be implemente­d strictly, he added.

Regular power supply should be ensured in all hospitals, oxygen filing and oxygen refilling units. He said the integrated command and control centre played an important role in Covid-19 management.

He also said mandatory use of masks should be enforced. Regular communicat­ion should be maintained with the monitoring committee and feedback should be obtained from them, the chief minister added. He said the state home and transport department­s should coordinate with each other to take migrant labourers/workers to their respective destinatio­ns. The migrant labourers should be quarantine­d for seven days and their medical treatment should be done if they were found to be unwell, he added.

The chief minister also said wheat procuremen­t centres should be run optimum to their capacity. Wheat procuremen­t should be regularly reviewed, he added.

 ??  ?? Covid patients on oxygen support at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Lucknow on Wednesday.
Covid patients on oxygen support at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in Lucknow on Wednesday.

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