UP CM Yogi Adityanath action plan: Raise no. of surveillance panels to 1,000 | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: To contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to prepare an action plan to control Covid-19 in NCR districts.
Presiding over a high-level Unlock review meeting here at his official residence, he said that the surveillance system can be made more effective by increasing the number of surveillance committees to 1 lakh. Asking health, medical education departments along with district administration to work in this direction as it will be an important effort to break the infection chain.
The CM directed to increase random testings to assess the actual position of the Covid-19 spread. It will also be helpful to work out strategy against Corona, he pointed out.
He also directed to make every effort to prevent police and PAC personnel from the Covid-19.
Meanwhile, in another random survey, active Covid-19 cases were found in nearly 10% of 311 urban slums on Saturday.
Additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad said: “A total of 311 urban slums were sampled randomly across the state. Of these, 30 slums in 20 districts showed positivity in pool test.”
The districts were: Ambedkarnagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Sultanpur, Varanasi, Moradabad, Mathura, Shravasti, Aligarh, Auraiya, Badaun, Ballia, Etah, Firozabad, Ghazipur, Jalaun, Kanpur Nagar, Meerut and Gautam Budh Nagar.
“In all, 4,160 samples were collected from the 311 slum. Of the total, 75 samples tested positive while 4,085 tested negative,” he said.
Prasad said that the such random sampling was being carried out to map the vulnerability of high risk groups in the state and generate awareness among them so that corrective measures in time to contain the spread of infection.

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