Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed to start the process of establishing testing labs at six divisional headquarters where there are no medical colleges.
Talking to reporters on Tuesday, the additional chief secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi and principal secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said that the CM has instructed that in the districts where the number of Corona positive cases is less, the resources should be better utilized through patient pooling.
Awasthi said that on the instructions of CM the process of setting up testing labs is being started in divisional headquarters including Devipatan (Gonda), Mirzapur, Bareilly, Moradabad, Aligarh, and additional hospital of BHU in Varanasi. He said that till now work has been started in 10 testing labs in the state. Apart from this, it has also been directed to establish a collection center in every district.
On the instructions of CM the work of patient pooling is going to start, said Awasthi adding that in many districts only one to two corona positive patients are undergoing treatment. In such a situation, it has been witnessed that for a couple of patients, the entire medical system gets affected. For this reason, the divisional commissioners have been ordered that in districts where one to two Corona positive patients are being treated, they should be shifted to a better-equipped hospital so that the medical system can be better utilized.
He said that 1257 people of Tablighi Jamaat have been quarantined out of which 323 are foreigners, and passports of 259 of them have been confiscated.
So far, 314 cases reported in the state, 37 districts are affected: Principal Secretary Health
Principal secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said that 314 cases have been reported so far in the state, and 37 districts are affected. Out of 314 patients, 22 were completely treated. As of now, total of 6,073 samples have been tested and report of 5,595 samples came negative, he said.
He said that the report of many cases came positive but the patients did not show any symptoms. A new process is being started for the treatment of such patients. In this process, any other building near all the district hospitals will be occupied for the treatment of such patients which will help in reducing the burden on the main hospitals. He informed that at present 75 percent of the patients are such who do not have any symptoms but their report came positive.
He informed that presently there are 10,000 beds across the state for the treatment of corona patients, and under the new procedure, facilities of additional 10,000 beds are being provided in buildings near the district hospitals. There are 750 beds equipped with ventilators, however, no patient is currently on ventilator, he added.