UP government is in touch with other state governments for safe return of migrants
Borders of the state will be sealed completely; vigil on borders to be intensified
Quarantine/shelter homes with the capacity of ten lakh persons along with community kitchens should be prepared immediately
The students from Noida and Delhi to be brought back
Portable ventilators should be procured in emergency need
Infra-red thermometers should be made available in all the districts to check the migrants labourers
Consider to utilise testing capacity of high-level research institutes like Deen Dayal Upadhyay Veterinary University and Cow Research Institute, Mathura, Central Drug research institute (CDRI), Lucknow, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow and Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany (BSIP)
Alternative sources of revenue to be explored in view of adverse economic scenario due to Covid-19
Policy for increase in ‘cash flow’ should also be in place
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to migrants/labourers not to travel on foot to come back to their native places. He said the state government is in touch with other state governments for safe return of the migrants.
“The UP government has requested the concerning state governments to make available the data-base of migrants comprising of name, phone numbers, addresses and health check-up status to implement action plan for the safe return of migrants,” he said while addressing the high-level lockdown review meeting in Lok Bhawan here on Thursday.
The CM said till now, four lakh migrants and labourers from Delhi, 12,000 labourers from Haryana, 11,500 students from Kota , Rajasthan have already returned to their native places in UP safely. Similarly, over 15,000 students from Prayagraj have been sent to their respective homes, he said while directing that the arrangements should be ensured for the return of migrants stuck in various states. He also directed that the migrants should undergo medical examination compulsorily.
He instructed the officials to intensify the vigil on the borders of the state making sure that they are sealed. He asked to ensure that no one is allowed to enter the state from other states as well as the neighbouring country of Nepal. He also said that the quarantine/shelter homes capacity of ten lakh persons along with community kitchens should be prepared immediately so that the migrants may be kept there.
He said the big college premises could be used for quarantine centre/shelter homes with proper arrangement of community kitchens, toilets and security mechanism.
The CM said vigilance committees should be set up to keep a vigil over home quarantined persons. The volunteers of Mangal Dal, Nehru Yuva Kendra, NSS, NCC etc could be included in these committees while the services of the women Self Help Groups (SHGs) could be taken for preparation of food. He also said that the labourers should be sent back to their home from quarantine centres/shelter homes only after medical check up and they should also be given ration kit.
He directed to make arrangements to bring back students from not only Noida but also from Delhi and the Delhi government should be contacted in this regard. He said a list of students of Noida, Ghaziabad and Aligarh should be furnished so that they be sent to various districts of the state. They should be sent to their respective homes after proper medical examination. Also, an action plan should be readied to send back students, stuck in UP, to their native states, he added.
The CM directed to review the logistics on daily basis. He said the availability of protective gears including PPE kits, N-95 masks should be ensured.
He said that the portable ventilators should be procured in emergency need while infra-red thermometers should be made available in all the districts to check the migrant labourers. He also stressed the need of oxygen facility at every bed of L-2 hospitals and ventilator at every bed of L-3 hospital.
The Chief Minister said that the capable private nursing homes should be allowed to treat Covid-19 patients and if a patient wants to get treated in such private hospital, he should be allowed on written request.
He said that all the resources of the state should be used to ramp up testing and efforts should be made in the direction to make Uttar Pradesh the number one in one week for highest number of testings. In order to achieve this, the testing capabilities of high-level research institutes like Deen Dayal Upadhyay Veterinary University and Cow Research Institute, Mathura, central Drug research institute (CDRI), Lucknow, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Lucknow and Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany (BSIP) could well be considered for utilisation.
The CM said while every divisional headquarter should have a testing lab, one lab should be functional in Saharanpur district also.
He reiterated that the Ayush doctors, nursing and paramedics students should be trained enough to take their services in Covid-19 treatment. He said that number of beds in L-1, L-2 and L-3 hospitals should be 52,000 capacity and in due course this capacity should be increased to one lakh beds.
The CM said that the economic activities have been adversely affected due to Covid-19 hence the alternative sources of revenue are needed to be explored. He said the ”free-hold proceedings should be taken place and a committee should be set up to expedite it. Besides, making an attractive policy to augment investment, the policy for increase in ‘cash flow’ should also be in place, he said.
He directed that one officer should be deployed in every foodgrain godown. Also, an officer should be posted at every ration shop to ensure the social distancing is being followed and the weighing is accurate, he said. Similarly, mandis should be open whole day with observance of social distancing.
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 Revenue Ms. Renuka Kumar, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Shri Sanjeev Mittal, Director General of Police Shri H.C. Awasthi, Principal Secretary Medical Education Dr. Rajneesh Dube, 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 Food and Civil Supplies Ms. Nivedita Shukla Verma, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, Principal Secretary Animal Husbandary Shri Bhuvnesh Kumar, Principal Secretary to CM Shri S.P. Goyal and Shri Sanjay Prasad, Secretary to CM Shri Alok Kumar, Director Information Shri Shishir and other senior officers.