Process of giving employment to migrants after home quarantine should be expedited
Escort migrant labourers/workers to quarantine centres soon after their safe return: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
About 20 lakh migrants have already returned: in view of their large number, the infra-red thermometers and pulse oximeters should be made available
Migrants should be provided food grains for 15 days: their ration cards should be made so that they may get food grains in the future
Food and Civil Supplies Department to contribute in providing free food-grain to needy persons
Speed up the task of raising the testing capacity to 10,000 per day and setting up one virology lab in each district
Agriculture Department officials to supervise the wheat purchase in the state and ensure Minimum Support Price to the farmers
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued fresh directives to implement Lockdown rules strictly as there is an inherent requirement to exercise alertness and take precautions at every level for its success. He asked to maintain social distancing and ensure no crowding takes place.
The Chief Minister, while reviewing the Lockdown in a high-level meeting at his official residence, asked for an effective police patrolling which according to him would help in preventing the accidents in border areas as well as on highways and expressways. He underlined the utility of foot-patrolling in the markets. He directed to keep traffic system adequate in urban areas while intensive patrolling to be done in rural areas. He also asked to strengthen home delivery system in containment zones.
He directed to escort migrant labourers/ workers to quarantine centres soon after their safe return. They should be thermal scanned and sent to home quarantine with ration kit if found healthy. Those who show symptoms should be sent to quarantine centres or isolation wards. He said about 20 lakh migrants have already returned and in view of their large number, the infra-red thermometers and pulse oximeters should be made available.
The Chief Minister said that migrants should be provided food-grain kit for 15 days and their ration cards should be made so that they may get food-grain in the future also. They should be provided sustenance allowance of Rs. 1000 each during home quarantine. The process to give them jobs after home quarantine should be expedited, he added. The Chief Minister also directed the Food and Civil Supplies Department to contribute in providing free food-grain to needy persons. He said the vigilance committees in rural and urban areas needed to be activated and asked the CM helpline to remain in contact with the committees to get apprised of the surveillance work they are doing.
He said that the continuous dialogue helps in making system better. In view of this, a senior officer of the rank of Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/Secretary should be nominated for each district to maintain dialogue with the district officials and guide them when required. He said these officers will camp for one week in the respective districts and help the officials. He said the services of Forest and Commercial Tax Department officers may also be taken in this regard.
The Chief Minister directed that the all Covid hospitals should be inspected regularly and the doctors will take round of these hospitals frequently. He said the list of anaesthesiologists and technicians, nominated to look after the operations of ventilators, should be made available to the CM office.
He also directed to speed up the task of raising the testing capacity to ten thousand per day and setting up one virology lab in each district. Reiterating to continue the emergency services in the hospitals while maintaining the norms of prevention from medical infection, he said the availability of PPE kits, N-95 masks, Triple layer masks, sanitiser, gloves and sanitiser should be ensured in all Covid and Non-Covid hospitals. He also instructed the DMs to inspect the quarantine centres along with medical team.
The Chief Minister urged the agriculture department officials to supervise the wheat purchase in the state and ensure Minimum Support Price to the farmers. He directed agriculture officials to create more foodgrain storage capacity at block level in pursuance to the provisions of special economic package of the Prime Minister as it will help the farmers at this level. He also asked to take up mining work as per rules.
Those present in the meeting included the Medical Education Minister Shri Suresh Khanna, Health Minister Shri Jai Pratap Singh, Minister of State for Health Shri Atul Garg, Chief Secretary Shri R.K. Tiwari, Agriculture Production Commissioner Shri Alok Sinha, Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner Shri Alok Tandon, Additional Chief Secretary Home and Information Shri Awanish Kumar Awasthi, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Sanjeev Mittal, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue Mrs. Renuka Kumar, Director General of Police Shri H.C. Awasthi, Principal Secretary Health Shri Amit Mohan Prasad, Principal Secretary MSME Shri Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Shri Manoj Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandary Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Shri S.P. Goyal and Shri Sanjay Prasad, Secretary to Chief Minister Shri Alok Kumar, Director Information Shri Shishir and other senior officers.