Varanasi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday visited the isolation ward created at the Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya district hospital. He took stock of the preparations of the district health department for the management of coronavirus infection. However, no confirmed case of the virus found so far in the district.
CM said that the state government is fully prepared to fight against the coronavirus. A 10-bed isolation ward has been created in each district for handling the corona virus-infected or suspected persons. The isolation wards have also been created in 24 private and government medical college hospitals in the state.
He said that with the help of central government five laboratories have been set up in the state for the testing of coronavirus cases at King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow, Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, Gorakhpur, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and one in Aligarh. As many as 11 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the state. Out of these, seven are from Agra, two from Ghaziabad and one from Noida and Lucknow. While 10 patients are admitted in Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital, one is admitted in Lucknow’s KGMU, he added.
Making an appeal not to spread the rumour to create panic, he advised to maintain personal hygiene and avoid going to crowded places. He also advised to adopt and promote the Indian way of greeting instead of shaking hands. He said that all possible preventive measures are being taken to check the spread of the virus. Sharp vigil is being kept on the foreign visitors at airports, railway stations and bus stops, he said adding that the spread of the virus can be checked effectively by coordinated efforts.
CM was here to attend a private function. He also went to Kashi Vishwanath temple to offer prayer and inspect the progress of Kashi Vishwanath Dham (corridor) project. He left for Jaunpur from Varanasi.
Meanwhile, two persons from Ghazipur having Coronavirus like symptoms have been admitted to the isolation ward of Sir Sunderlal Hospital of Banaras Hindu University on Saturday. Their test results are awaited. Earlier 13 persons including an American lady were discharged from the isolation ward after they were tested negative.