Lockdown to be followed strictly
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath appeals to the migrant labourers/workers not to travel on foot or by any unsafe mode of transport
State Government has arranged for free train travel of migrants
Migrants should be served water and food as soon as they enter the borders of the state
No migrant should enter the borders on foot or by bike, truck or any other unsafe transport
Every border district has 200 buses at the disposal of the DM and the amount is already sanctioned to take migrants to their respective destination
Quarantine facilities and community kitchens should be augmented for the migrants
Every village will have infra-red thermometer availability
Trained doctors and paramedics will be deployed in every district for proper functioning of ventilators
All the concerning departments shall study the provisions of the economic package and prepare an action plan so that cent per cent benefits reach the state
Migrant labourers can be provided alternative employment in Jal-Jeevan mission
Making compost made from dung and supply to nurseries is another opportunity for economic self-reliance of cow shelters
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to the migrant labourers/workers to not risk their lives and families’ by travelling on foot or by any unsafe mode of transport. The state government is committed to safe and respectable return of the migrants and making arrangements of their safe return on war-footing and even bringing them by train free of cost, he said.
Addressing a high-level Lockdown review meeting, he issued stern warning that no migrant should enter the borders on foot or by bike, truck or any other unsafe transport. If so happened, the vehicle should be seized followed by legal action, he said. He asked the police to make labourers aware about foot travel and stop them from doing so. He said that these directives should be implemented strictly.
The Chief Minister said that the migrant labourers should be served water and food as soon as they enter the borders of the state, put them to medical screening and take them to their destination in a respectable way. He said every border district has 200 buses at the disposal of the DM and the amount is already sanctioned to take migrants to their respective destination. The DMs have availability of adequate number of buses so that no migrant travels on foot. No laxity in this regard will be tolerated as the state government is committed towards well being of migrants, he added.
He reiterated that the quarantine facilities and community kitchens should be augmented for the migrants. The migrants should be served quality food while the proper cleanliness and security should be maintained at quarantine centres/ shelter homes.
The Chief Minister said the vigilance committees and monitoring committees should be kept functional in Gram Panchayats and Urban Wards and remain in touch with CM helpline on regular basis to get status of quarantined labourers. He directed to follow Lockdown strictly and ensure the supply chain is maintained. Also, the social distancing is to be observed in all circumstances.
The Chief Minister said the emergency services in all medical colleges, nursing homes and hospitals should be restored while maintaining the health department protocol against Covid infection. It is to be mandatory that the medical staff is trained in Corona-prevention drill and adequate quantity of PPE kits, N-95 masks and sanitiser is available with them. He directed to make available infra-red thermometer in every village. He said the pool testing should be ramped up and taken to ten thousand testings per day. While directing to increase the capacity of beds to one lakh in Covid hospitals, he said for proper functioning of ventilators, the trained doctors and paramedics should be made available in every district.
The Chief Minister said that in order to make the country self-reliant, the Hon’ble Prime Minister has announced a special 20 lakh crore economic package. He directed that all the concerning departments should study the provisions of the package and prepare an action plan so that the cent per cent benefits reach the state. He also directed that the industrial activities should be resumed while taking district administration into confidence and following all the norms of social distancing and prevention against infection.
Pointing out the immense opportunity in Jal-Jeevan mission, he said the migrant labourers can be provided alternative employment in it.
Similarly, he said, there are possibility of employment in cow-shelters for stray cows and cattle. He said the massive plantation drive is on the anvil hence the employment for making compost made from dung and supply to nurseries is another opportunity for economic self-reliance of cow shelters.
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 Medical Education Shri Rajneesh Dube, Principal Secretary MSME Shri Navneet Sehgal, Principal Secretary Food and Civil Supplies Mrs. Nivedita Shukla Verma, Principal Secretary Labour Shri Suresh Chandra, Principal Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Shri Manoj Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary Agriculture Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, 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.