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UP govt issues alert, steps up preparedness amid surge in Covid cases in China

Lucknow: Amid steep rise in Covid-19 cases in many countries, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued an alert across the state and stepped up preparedness.

“The Health and Medical Education Department should start arrangements from investigation to treatment. Vigilance should be increased at the airport. People who have returned from infection-affected countries should be tested,” news agency ANI reported quoting sources as saying.

The sources said that Deputy Chief Minister Brijesh Pathak has instructed all the Chief Medical Officers of the state and officers of the Medical Education Department to increase vigilance.

He asked the CMOs to identify passengers with other symptoms including cold and fever. He also asked that the passengers who have returned to UP should be advised to stay in home isolation for a few days

Instructions were also given to the Health Department to make a list of people who have returned from abroad.

“Take a look at his health for 12 to 14 days. In case of any kind of problem, treatment should be made available to them,” the sources said.

Seeing the increase in Covid cases, Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak said that arrangements should be made for the recruitment of Covid infected patients.

“Make adequate arrangements for resources ranging from oxygen to RTPCR, CT scan, X-ray, pathology tests. Collect masks, PPE kits and globs etc. in sufficient quantity. Manage the drugs used in the treatment,” said Pathak.

Deputy Chief Minister Brijesh Pathak said that the risk of infection has increased again in China. “By taking precautions, you can save yourself from the dangers of Covid,” he added.

He also urged the public to avoid going in crowded places unnecessarily.

(With inputs from ANI)

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