Thursday, May 21, 2020

Uttar Pradesh CM directs to increase beds in COVID-19 hospitals to 1 lakh by month-end

UP Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi.
Lucknow (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday directed the concerned officials in the state to increase the number of beds in COVID-19 hospitals to one lakh by the end of this month. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting with the officers of 'COVID-19 management Team-11' today.

According to a press release, "the UP CM expressed satisfaction over the availability of 78,033 beds in L1,L2 and COVID hospitals in the state and directed to increase the number of beds to 1 lakh by the end of this month."

He directed that it should be ensured that doctors take regular rounds (inspection) of COVID hospitals while nursing and para-medical staff to be available as per their schedule regularly.

He directed for the availability of PPE kits, N-95 masks, three-layer masks, sanitizers, medicines and other necessary equipment as per the requirements in the hospitals.

The Chief Minister directed to increase the number of tests for CIVID-19 to 10,000 tests per day. He said that decision is taken for establishing a testing lab in every district and therefore it has to be done accordingly so that more testing could be done.

He said in each district, the District Magistrate and district Supply Officer should ensure the availability of food grains to all the needy families.

In Centre's 20 lakh crore special economic package, he directed to move forward the plan to give houses on low rest, it will also help in providing employment to migrant workers/workers.

The chief minister said doorstep delivery arrangements should be managed smoothly in the containment zone.
By: ANI.

Cyclone Amphan: Road Clearance, restoration work underway in West Bengal

Restoration work by NDRF personnel underway at Airport Road in Kolkata in West Bengal. (Photo: ANI)
Kolkata (ANI): Road clearance and restoration work by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are underway after extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan hit West Bengal on Wednesday.

"Severe cyclonic storm Amphan over Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coast moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 30 kmph during the past six hours. Very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further into a deep depression during the next three hours," the India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated.

NDRF Director-General SN Pradhan on Thursday shared on Twitter photographs of restoration work by NDRF personnel at various locations in West Bengal, including North 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Howrah, Kolkata and South 24 Parganas.

Two persons were killed and 5,500 houses damaged in North 24 Parganas as cyclone Amphan hit West Bengal and left a trail of destruction in the state. Two persons sustained severe injuries.
By: ANI.

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