Lucknow : ● Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting at his official residence on Wednesday, reviewed the implementation of Ayushman Bharat Scheme, the status of medical colleges under construction, and the efforts being made for the prevention of dengue. During the meeting, the CM issued necessary guidelines.
● There has been a rise in dengue cases recently, particularly in Moradabad, Kanpur Nagar, Lucknow, and Gautam Buddha Nagar. Efforts should be made to prevent the emergence of hotspot situations in any area.
● Additional beds should be arranged in hospitals as per requirements. Whether in villages or cities, not a single infected patient should suffer due to a lack of treatment. There must be regular reporting of new patients in all government and private hospitals/medical colleges.
● Concrete efforts are necessary to control the situation of outbreaks in the districts. The Urban Development, Rural Development, and Panchayati Raj Departments should carry out fogging and larvicidal spraying to effectively control mosquito populations. Consistent sanitization in the mornings and fogging in the evenings should be done. Additionally, addressing waterlogging issues is crucial.
● Ayushman card must be made for every family eligible for Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana and Mukhyamantri Jan Arogya Yojana. The ongoing campaign in Uttar Pradesh has made significant progress in this regard, covering 191.9 lakh families who now get the annual Rs 5 lakh free health insurance benefits. It is also essential to enhance public awareness about the scheme.
● The state government has adopted the policy of PPP mode for setting up medical colleges in unserved districts. Under this, work has started in Shamli, Mau, Maharajganj, and Sambhal whereas for Baghpat, Mainpuri, Kasganj, Mahoba, Hamirpur, and Hathras, approval has been received from the Government of India under Viability Gap Funding. Work should be started everywhere soon.
● Ensure proper deployment by providing appointment letters to 293 selected teachers and more than 1950 staff nurses in various medical colleges. Qualified doctors should be appointed to the vacant posts of Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor in government medical colleges as soon as possible.
● Under Phase-3, the construction work of medical colleges in Bulandshahr, Lakhimpur Kheri, Gonda, Auraiya, Lalitpur, Sonbhadra, Kanpur Dehat, Pilibhit, Bijnor, Chandauli, Kaushambi, Kushinagar, Sultanpur, and Amethi should be completed in a timely manner with high quality.