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Ensure that students not to suffer due to lockdown; Special Stress on Online Education

Emergency Services not to be allowed without Covid Control and Safety Training


Lucknow: The Additional Chief Secretary, Home and Information,  Awaneesh Awasthi, informed that the Chief Minister has directed the concerning officers to streamline the online teaching under basic, secondary, higher technical, vocational, medical, nursing and para-medical educations to ward off any adverse impact on studies of students.

Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Awasthi said that the higher education department had so far prepared 31939 e-contents and connected 2.29 lakh students. Till now, 75921 online classes had been conducted, in which 5546 faculties had participated. On an average, 80328 students are participating in online classes daily. Online courses have also been prepared under technical and vocational education. e-Content of 2736 hours has been prepared and about 9000 teachers are associated with online teaching process. As many as 206305 students of BTech, MCA, MBA, BArch and BPharma are receiving online education. All the courses under all the 70 sectors of ITIs are on e-learning platform and benefitting over 05 lakh students.

Awasthi said that the Health Department would allow various hospitals to run emergency services. Doctors, paramedics and nursing staff of private medical colleges and private hospitals will be imparted training. Emergency services would not be run without Covid Control Training and safety measures. Running of emergency services would be allowed only in those medical institutions where all the arrangements for safety of staff from infection are available and all the medical staff including doctors is trained. For starting emergency services, the hospitals will be classified in two categories- Covid Care Hospitals and Non-Covid Care Hospitals. Non Covid Care Hospitals will provide emergency services for the other diseases. Instructions have been given to impart training to the final year students of MBBS and Nursing Courses and engage them in medical works.

Awasthi said that large construction works will be allowed to start from April 20 under certain conditions. These projects include construction of roads, expressways, highways, medical colleges and large housing projects. The engineers and workers associated with these projects will be medically examined and construction work will be allowed while ensuring social distancing. Their living, eating and drinking arrangements will have to be made at the work site itself. Industrial units which are located within the integrated complex and their technical and other staff are available on site, will be allowed to operate in compliance with social distancing. Special buses will be plied to bring employees and officers, in which social distancing will be followed.

He said that banks will remain functional as per banking time. The work of stamp and registry has been started with some conditions. Instructions are being issued to execute the work by the minimum required staff in the offices and to open the district administration and treasuries under them. All petrol pumps, CNG, LPG and PNG outlets should be opened. All markets and purchasing centers will remain open. Instructions have also been given to open veterinary hospitals.

Awasthi said that taking cognizance of the incident in Moradabad, NSA action will be taken against those who damage the state property. Action will be taken strictly against those who damage government property after identifying them. He said that arrangements have been made to send people, who have completed the quarantine period in the shelter, to their homes.



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