Corona numbers drastically reduced but no letting down on testing says Navneet Sehgal

Lucknow: Additional Chief Secretary ‘Information’ Navneet Sehgal informed that the Chief Minister’s 3T Trace, Test and Treat campaign as well as innovative experiments have succeeded in controlling the second wave of corona infection. In this innovative experiment, there is a continuous decrease in corona infection. Despite having only 27 new active cases in the state last day, testing is not being reduced.

A total of 2,39,909 samples have been tested in the last one day. A total of 6,81,37,752 samples have been tested so far in the state. The recovery rate of infection in the state is 98.6 percent and the infection positivity rate in the state is 0.01 percent. He informed that 63 people and so far 16,85,555 people have been cured of Kovid-19 in the state in the last 24 hours. A total of 505 active cases of corona and 354 people are in home isolation in the state.

Sehgal informed that the work of Covid vaccination is being done continuously. Vaccination is being done in the targeted group so that the infection does not increase. In the last 24 hours, 5,23,594 doses have been applied in the state. The first dose 4,64,30,534 and the second dose 86,18,231 and till now a total of 5,50,48,765 doses have been administered, which is the highest in the country. He informed that through house-to-house survey through surveillance committees and health department personnel, information about the infection is being taken and tests are also done.

People with symptoms should be isolated or admitted to hospitals as needed. He said that out of 24 crore population of Uttar Pradesh, their well being has been known by the government machinery through surveillance so far more than 17.24 crore people.

Sehgal informed that proper arrangements are being made by the State Government to avoid possible third wave. More than 6,700 ICU/PiCu beds have been prepared for the children in the state. More than 19 thousand doctors and nurses are being trained through medical education and efforts are being made to install the necessary equipment and plants in hospitals by August 31. Along with this, more than 556 oxygen plants have been approved in order to make hospitals self-sufficient in oxygen supply, out of which more than 293 oxygen plants have become functional.

Soon all the oxygen plants will be functional. He said that necessary health equipment for the possible third wave is also being procured.
Sehgal informed that in the team-09 constituted by the Chief Minister for the management of Kovid-19, instructions have been given that physical education is starting in secondary, higher, technical and vocational educational institutions. In view of this, vaccination camps should be organized in the university/school/college premises for the vaccination of students above 18 years. Teachers/personnel are being present in the schools of Basic Education Council, vaccination camps will be organized in these school premises as per the requirement.

He said that physical education should be started in secondary, higher, technical and vocational educational institutions with 50 percent capacity. Classes everywhere run in two shifts. Full care should be taken of the Kovid प्रोटोकॉल। Sehgal said that the Chief Minister himself is constantly reviewing the flood relief works. The Chief Minister visited Etawah, Auraiya, Hamirpur and Jalaun areas and also conducted an aerial survey of the flood affected areas. All the district magistrates have been directed by the Chief Minister to keep an eye on the embankments wherever they exist and keep monitoring the water level continuously.

State Relief Commissioner  Ranvir Prasad informed that at present all the embankments in the state are safe, there is no worrying situation anywhere. In the last 24 hours, the average rainfall in the state is 13.1 mm, which is 154 percent against the normal rainfall of 8.5 mm. Thus, the average rainfall in the state since June 01, 2021 till now is 452.2 mm, which is 100 percent relative to the normal rainfall of 452.7 mm. He said that Ganga-Cachlabridge Badaun, Prayagraj, Mirzapur, Varanasi Ghazipur, Ballia, Yamuna river- Prayagraj, Auraiya, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Banda, Betwa river-Hamirpur, Sharda-river Paliyakalao Kheri, and Kwan Chandradeepghat, Gonda and Chambal rivers are in danger. flowing above the water level. A total of 59 teams of NDRF, SDRF and PAC have been deployed for search and rescue in the rain-affected districts of the state, 1463 boats have been deployed in the flood affected areas and 504 medical teams have been deployed. 536 people were evacuated to a safe place by NDRF, SDRF.

Prasad informed that 995 dry ration kits have been distributed in the last 24 hours and so far a total of 11285 dry ration kits have been distributed. In the last 24 hours, 13278 lunch packets have been distributed and till date 99266 lunch packets have been distributed. 940 flood shelters and 1125 flood outposts have been established in the state. The number of animal camps set up in the state in the last 24 hours is 24 so far, a total of 466 animal camps have been established. The number of animal vaccinations in the last 24 hours is 8484 and so far the total number of animal vaccinations is 7,73,360.

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