Covid-19 test being done 10 times more than WHO standards in UP

Lucknow, June 10: The Uttar Pradesh government claimed that the outcome of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s corona management strategy is that the UP model is an example for other states.

A spokesman of the state government said that the UP model is at the forefront of the country due to the aggressive testing and contact tracing strategy of Chief Minister Yogi. Each day more than 10 times more tests are being done in the state than the standard of World Health Organization (WHO).

The spokesman said that the WHO had given a target of 32 thousand tests daily in the state, but on an average, more than three lakh tests are being conducted daily in the state. At the same time, despite being smaller than UP in terms of population, other states are also very backward in corona management to contact testing.

He said that the effect of the policy of aggressive tracing, testing and treatment of Chief Minister Yogi is that the recovery rate in the state is better and the positivity rate is also less. Similarly, 31 contact sample tests have been done per positive case in excess of the WHO standard in the state, while other states are far behind in the matter of investigation.

β€œ6.4 in Maharashtra, 11.5 in Karnataka, 8 in Kerala, 14 in Delhi, 12.8 in Tamil Nadu, 11.4 in Andhra Pradesh. WHO has praised the micro management of UP in the first wave of Corona and also in the second wave,” he added.

According to the spokesperson, the micro-containment zone created on the instructions of Yogi has broken the chain of infection. Rapid response teams and monitoring committees have gone from village to village and investigated a large number of people. Since March 31, 64 percent of the tests in the state have been done in rural areas. Uttar Pradesh is the highest testing state in the country and so far 5, 25, 03,838 samples have been tested.

More new cases coming in other states than the total active cases in UP

An official spokesman said that in the last 24 hours in UP, only 642 fresh cases have been detected in the testing of 3,05,731 people. During this period, 1231 people have been discharged and the total active cases are 12,244 across Uttar Pradesh whereas in the last 24 hours, 17,321 new cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu, 16,204 in Kerala, 10,959 in Karnataka, 10,989 in Maharashtra and 8766 in Andhra Pradesh. The recovery rate in the state has increased to 98 percent and the positivity rate has increased to 0.2 percent.

Plan to vaccinate 10 crore people in three months

The Yogi government has a plan to vaccinate 10 crore people of the state in the months of June, July and August. From June 14, the government will conduct separate free vaccination of people belonging to the poor section. In this, the vegetable seller and auto tempo driver will also be vaccinated.

β€œThe government’s emphasis is on increasing vaccination in rural areas. Free registration is being done in rural areas through 1.30 lakh Common Service Centers. A total of 02 crore 15 lakh 65 thousand 323 vaccine doses have been administered in the state. Yesterday, 3, 91,449 doses of vaccine were given in a day,” he said.

Establishment of Piku and Niku beds in six medical colleges

In view of the third wave of novel coronavirus disease, on the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi, Piku and Niku beds have been established in five government medical colleges and one private medical college. From now on, more than three thousand beds have been prepared for children in hospitals. By June 15, 100-bed paediatric ICUs are expected to be ready in government hospitals.

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