UP: No shortage of oxygen cylinders across state, ignore rumours: ACS Information

Lucknow, 15 April: Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Information Navneet litecoin mixer Sehgal informed in Lok Bhawan on Thursday that there is no shortage of oxygen cylinders across the state, he advised not to pay heed to the rumours.

He told that under the guidance of Chief Minister Yogi, the strategy of Covid infection is constantly being reviewed. He has given instructions to increase the test of Covid-19.

He further told that 02 lakh Covid tests were conducted today, which is being increased to 2.50 lakh. Today, about 80 thousand RTPCR tests have been conducted, which have been instructed to increase to 1.50 lakh tests per day.

“Along with this, the Chief Minister has also directed all the District Magistrates those maximum tests should be carried out while increasing the capacity of private labs,” he added.

He said that in the Chief Minister’s review meeting, he said that the general public should avoid rumours related to scarcity of oxygen. There is an adequate supply of oxygen in the state. A control room has been created to supply oxygen. Continuous oxygen supply is being reviewed.

He informed that oxygen is being supplied in the state by establishing coordination with all the factories, factories supplying oxygen.

“Similarly, 25,000 antiviral drug Remdesivir injections have been arrived from Ahmedabad. Apart from this, more efforts are being made that if Remdesivir injection is available anywhere in the country, then it should be brought and made available for the patients of the state. In both the arrangements, the Chief Minister has given instructions to increase the number of Covid beds in all districts,” he added.

Sehgal further apprised that KGMU and Balrampur Hospital have been instructed to be converted into full-fledged Covid Hospitals. If both the hospitals are converted into Covid Hospitals, then 2500 to 3000 beds will be arranged in Lucknow. Along with this, instructions have been given to increase the number of beds in Prayagraj, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Kanpur. Wherever there are private hospitals, they should also be controlled and converted into Covid hospitals.

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