Set target for one lakh Covid-reserved hospital beds, UP CM tells officials

Set target for one lakh Covid-reserved hospital beds, UP CM tells officials

LUCKNOW: the amount of hospital beds reserved for Covid-19 went up to 78,033 on Thursday. Until last week, the amount of beds was 56,019.
Assuring the people of the state that Uttar Pradesh has adequate medical infrastructure to attend Covid-19 patients, principal secretary health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad said: “The state features a three-layer arrangement to attend Covid patients. We now have 78,000-plus beds reserved for the pandemic.”
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also expressed happiness over the increment within the number of beds besides directing officials to upgrade this capacity to at least one lakh beds by the top of this month.
Reviewing the lockdown arrangements, the CM directed health officials to nominate a politician of the extent of additional director or joint director of health department in every district to help the CMO. He also demanded district-wise list of the officers appointed at the earliest.
“Arrangements in Covid hospitals should be as described under protocols. No laxity are going to be tolerated with regards to cleanliness and other logistics. Doctors should take rounds frequently while availability of nurses and paramedics has got to be ensured for normal checking of kit . Officials must ensure adequate supply of PPE kits, N-95 masks, three layer masks, gloves, sanitiser, medicines, pulse oximeter and Infrared thermometers in every district,” the CM told officials,
He also emphasised on the importance of coaching anaesthesiologists and technicians in each district for operation of ventilators. He reiterated that the testing capacity be raised to 10 thousand per day.