Hindustan Times (East UP)
CM calls for sensitivity towards kin of Covid patients
LUCKNOW: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said the “death of even one citizen (due to Covid-19 complications) was sad and a loss to the state.”
He also underscored the need to “behave well with sensitivity and respect with the family members of the Covid-19 patients.”
“The last rites of those who die must be done with full dignity and the Covid protocol,” he said at a virtual review meeting of the Covid-19 situation.
He asserted that the number of patients recovering from Covid-19 was steadily rising every day. In the last 24 hours, 16,500 patients overcame the disease, he said, according to a statement issued by the state government.
For his part, the chief minister also asked those engaged in Covid-19 management to work in coordination at this difficult time.
The chief minister asserted that the state did not lack medical facilities and life-saving drugs.
About Remdesivir, the chief minister said that apart from the central government, drug companies, too, were supplying it to the state and the supply was normal. He asked the drug administration and the health department to maintain the balance between the demand and supply of life- saving drugs in the state.
The chief minister asked for allotment of hospital beds to Covid-19 patients in a transparent manner by using the Integrated Covid Command and Control Centre.
Regarding Lucknow, Yogi said that the nodal officer for KGMU (King George’s Medical University) should camp on the premises. The state took over the Era, Integral, TS Mishra, Hind, Mayo, Prasad and Saxena private medical colleges and there was a need to continuously increase the number of beds there, he observed.
Regarding migrants, chief minister asked for effective management of quarantine centres, screening and testing, if required, and proper lodging and food arrangements.