Lucknow, August 16: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a meeting on Monday asked officials to consider opening of schools for classes 6 to 8 from August 23 and for classes I to V from September 1 after Raksha Bandhan.
The green signal has been received from the state government, now the school administration will have to take a decision and prepare accordingly with the Corona guidelines.
The Chief Minister said that as per the recommendations of the State Level Health Expert Advisory Committee, physical education is starting from Monday with 50 percent capacity in secondary, higher, technical and vocational educational institutions. Classes everywhere run in two shifts. Corona protocol should be taken full care of.
Yogi said that due to continuous efforts, life is fast returning to normal with effective control over the second wave of corona. Today, in 17 districts of the state (Aligarh, Amethi, Ballia, Banda, Bahraich, Bijnor, Chitrakoot, Deoria, Farrukhabad, Firozabad, Hardoi, Hathras, Kasganj, Kaushambi, Mahoba, Sant Kabirnagar and Shamli) there is not a single corona patient left. Today these districts are free from corona infection.
He told that on an average more than 2.5 lakh tests are being done every day while the positivity rate remains 0.01 and the recovery rate is 98.6 percent. In the testing of 01, 89, 744 samples done in the last 24 hours, not a single new case of infection was found in 62 districts, while in 13 districts patients were found in unit digits. At present, the number of active corona cases in the state is 419.
He said that till now 06, 92, 84, 717 corona samples have been tested. In the last 24 hours, 17 new patients were confirmed in the testing. In the same period, 36 patients were healthy and discharged. 294 people are under treatment at home. So far, 16, 85, 761 residents of the state have become healthy after getting free from corona infection.
The CM said that medical colleges are being made resource-rich with constant efforts. Various medical equipments including oxygen concentrators have been provided at all the centres. Full details of all these should be kept. Maintain stock register. If any equipment is received through Government of India, State Government or CSR, keep details of that also. There should also be an annual audit. It is better that while developing a portal, transparency and complete details of the availability of every government goods should be kept.
The Chief Minister said that there is a need to speed up the process of vaccination. Uttar Pradesh is the only state where more than 05 crore 74 lakh 39 thousand vaccine doses have been administered so far. More than 04 crore 82 lakh 53 thousand people have received a single dose of the vaccine.
He said that proper care should be taken of the health of the people who fell ill due to consumption of contaminated water in the Baluada area of Lucknow district. It is pleasant to hear that 36 people have also become healthy. It should be ensured that this incident does not recur anywhere across the state.
“The medical colleges being established by the National Medical Commission in nine districts of the state have been tested. These medical colleges will be inaugurated after the permission of NMC. The remaining works in respect of laboratory, library, teachers, support personnel, equipment etc. of these colleges should be completed expeditiously,” Yogi added.
“Along with this, the complaints of overbilling in the electricity bill should be resolved immediately. Not a single consumer should be harassed in the name of electricity bill arrears. While resolving the grievances of the people, they should be encouraged to pay the bills on time,” concluded CM Yogi.