Prevent medical infection in the fight against Covid-19
Government is taking measures for phased return of migrants
Gram Pradhans and Corporators should be contacted through CM helpline and sensitised in order to prevent clandestine movement of persons
Additional administrative and dedicated medical team to Agra and Kanpur
Patients should be admitted in L-1, L-2 and L-3 hospitals according to their condition
Digital banking to be encouraged to prevent crowding in banks : Rupay card transactions to be promoted
Labourers should be given jobs as per their skills
Testing will start in CDRI, IITR and BSIP from Saturday: Human Resource made available
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said that the State Government is committed to the welfare of labourers. The government has taken several measures in the interest of the labourers which are hit hard due to disruption in economic activities during Covid-19 lockdown.
Addressing a high-level lockdown review meeting at his official residence, the Chief Minister said his government is taking right steps to bring back all the migrant labourers stuck in other states. Four lakh migrant labour from Delhi and about 12,000 migrants from Haryana have already come back while efforts are afoot to bring back migrants from other states as well.
He directed to take up return of migrant labour from other states one by one in the phased manner along with their complete data base. All the migrants should be subjected to medical examination and sent to quarantine centres/shelter homes which are required to be in the state of preparedness, he said. Further directing, he said that the quarantine centres/shelter homes should be well equipped with facilities of kitchen, toilets and adequate security and the inmates should get adequate quantity of food through community kitchens.
The Chief Minister said all the migrant labourers should compulsorily be medically tested and sent to home quarantine with 14-day ration kit. Those found with some health issues, are to be sent to institutional quarantine for treatment.
Directing to seal U.P borders completely, he asked the officials to exercise vigil in border areas. He also asked to ensure no one is allowed without permission while Gram Pradhans and Corporators should be contacted through CM helpline and sensitised in order to prevent clandestine movement of persons as it increases risk of Corona spread.
The Chief Minister said that the patients should be admitted in L-1, L-2 and L-3 hospitals according to their condition. He also directed to resume emergency services in all the districts while a list of doctors contacting their phone numbers should be made public so that more and more people make tele-consultancy with them.
He emphasised the need of more pool testings and asked to consider to import global level quality testing kits. He was apprised in the meeting that the premier research institute CDRI, IITR and BSIP are given human resource including micro-biologists to start testing from tomorrow i.e. Saturday.
The Chief Minister reiterated to ensure 52,000 combined bed capacity in L-1, L-2 and L-3 hospitals. He also directed to prepare an action plan to set up L-1 and L-2 hospitals in the premises of private engineering colleges, dental colleges and nursing colleges. He also instructed to send additional administrative and dedicated medical team to Agra and Kanpur districts.
He asserted that only precautions and alertness can save from Corona infection and it is extremely necessary to prevent medical infection in the fight against Covid-19. He said all the hospitals with emergency services should have adequate number of PPE kits, N-95 masks and other preventive gears. He said the frontline police staff should also be prevented from infection and trained for Covid-19 prevention. The master trainers should be deployed and an APP in this regard would be appropriate, He also mandated to sanitise police lines, police stations while ordered to supply masks and gloves to state roadways drivers.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the progress of nodal officers for various states and asked them to be available on phone to redress the problems of migrants. He asked to maintain social distancing in Mandis and make a data base of labourers according to their skills so that they may be employed in the right pursuit. He directed the officials to promote digital banking to prevent crowding in the banks. In view of this, the financial transactions through Rupay Card should be encouraged, he added.
Those present in the meeting included the Medical Education Minister Shri Suresh Khanna, Health Minister Shri Jai Pratap Singh, Health Minister of State 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, 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.