Lockdown 5.O Day 12: Special drive to check the level of coronavirus infection in UP from Friday, milkman, hawkers and delivery boys to be tested

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Lucknow, June 12: The Yogi government has kicked off a special drive from Friday to ascertain effective curb over the corona in the state and its level of infection especially among the people.

This campaign will run for a week from Friday, wherein the swab samples of those people who have regular movement due to work will be screened. Teams of the Health Department will go there and conduct random checks by making certain areas the focus of the campaign.

Principal Secretary Medical and Health Amit Mohan Prasad informed that a special campaign will be launched for a week from today. In this campaign, samples will be collected of targeted group. Under this, samples of such people will be tested, who remained active more often due to work.

In this episode, it will be the task of visiting to the old age home, Nari Niketan, orphanage, juvenile home and collecting corona samples. After this, a random check will be done in the urban slums on Saturday.

β€œIn this episode, furthering targeted group sampling (TGA) will be tested of home delivery or other delivery boys, hawkers and milkman. In the same sequence, people connected with healthcare, employees of hospitals, registration desk personnel, security guards, Ayushman Mitras, pharmacists, salesmen etc. in the hospitals will be subjected to a corona check for a week to find out the level of infection so that effective steps can be taken for control,” officer told.

Infection not found in 72 villages of 18 districts

According to Principal Secretary Health, earlier in the last 18 districts of the state where the maximum number of migrants have gone, testing was done but no corona infection was reported. These districts were Jhansi, Kaushambi, Prayagraj, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Balrampur, Banda, Basti, Chitrakoot, Jalaun, Lakhimpur Kheri, Lalitpur, Maharajganj, Mirjapur, Sant Kabir Nagar, Shahjahanpur, Siddharthnagar and Shravasti.

β€œIn the 72 villages of 18 districts where 50 or more migrant workers had arrived, after passing of more than 15 days of their arrival, instead of testing migrant workers, 1,686 village people were gone through corona test to check how the Monitoring Committees have worked, how strongly the workers followed the home quarantine, and how much awareness the people had about the lethal virus,” Prasad added.  

Prasad pointed out that all of these reports came negative. This showed that the village Monitoring Committees are making good contribution in curbing the spread of coronavirus whereas returnees also followed the rules of home quarantine.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that the death rate of Covid-19 should be controlled. Medical review of the causes of death from this disease must be done so that the treatment can be made more effective.

CM has also instructed to keep the surveillance system effective while keeping the Monitoring Committees fully active.