Health & Wellness

Lucknow has lodged its name as the first district in Uttar Pradesh to set up a dedicated department of hepatology, for the treatment of liver diseases. Soon to be launched at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) here, this sustainable liver transplant programme will be the first of its kind in the state, as per an official release.

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King George's Medical University is all set to expand its expertise by setting up three new super-speciality departments - cardiovascular surgery, thoracic surgery and medical oncology. The new facilities will be launched as a part of the several initiatives planned by the University to refine the current standard of its medical infrastructure. As per reports, the medical institute will also revive its liver and kidney transplant units in the near future.

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The brainchild of 6 Lucknow University students, 'Mission Zindagi' is an online blood donors' group that has been launched to provide immediate help to people in need of medical emergencies. The programme aims to create a database of all students and staff who donate blood regularly or are keen on donating blood to help create a virtual blood bank. The digital database of donors will not only help save lives but will also save time, especially during emergencies.

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With its all-new COVID-immunisation drill, extending for 48 hours, on Thursday and Friday, Uttar Pradesh aims to immunise nearly 2.45 lakh healthcare and frontline workers here. As many as 1,600 sites will undertake the activity on Thursday, while on Friday, about 750 centres will relay the phase, informed the Addition Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare.

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With a stable decline in the number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has freshly issued new directives to denotify 241 out of the 324 dedicated COVID facilities in the state. As per state reports, only 4 hospitals will remain functional in Lucknow, providing treatment against the viral infection. Besides state capital, only Aligarh, Gautam Buddh Nagar and Meerut will have more than one COVID hospital now. An order issued by the Additional Chief Secretary (Health) informed that regular medical facilities will resume in all denotified hospitals from Wednesday.

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UP's Polio Immunity Drive 2021 drive against Poliomyelitis kickstarted in Lucknow today at the Dufferin Hospital in Qaiserbagh. A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office on Sunday stated that the campaign will begin from Dufferin Hospital in Lucknow and will subsequently expand through all state districts.

The 2021 Drive aims to provide polio drops to 3.4 crore children up to 5 years of age, across Uttar Pradesh. This drive will accommodate itself to devise the operations with respect to COVID-19 protocols.

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Marking rider safety as the prime-priority, the Lucknow Metro has once again used new ways to provide maximum assurance to commuters, to ensure safety during the pandemic. Efforts of the UPMRC to UV-sanitise metro rakes, in addition to travel tokens, has registered Uttar Pradesh as the first state across the country to employ such techniques for a safe ride in public transport. As per reports, this innovative method is not only efficient but is also more economic than manual sanitation and can make the trains bacteria proof in just 15 minutes.

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Lucknow conducted the third round of the COVID inoculation drive on Thursday, where the beneficiary turnout was limited to less than half the set target. As per recorded stats, about 49% of healthcare workers were administered the COVID shot yesterday, 9% short of what was recorded in the earlier drive, conducted on January 22. Though the Uttar Pradesh Health Department relaxed rules to boost the turnout ratio, Lucknow ranked on the 70th spot out of the total 75 state districts, in terms of achieving the vaccination target.

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The Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to prepare a health report card of the people living around the wellness centres run by Ayush Department in rural state regions as a push to its commitment of providing better health services to the people. The state has deployed several wellness centres across rural areas in Uttar Pradesh which are tasked to offer traditional medicinal facilities. This mission, in the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, is a testimony of the state's will to augment state-of-the-art facilities, boosting immunity and overall good health among its people.

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In an attempt to streamline Uttar Pradesh's coronavirus vaccination measures to match the standards set by the Government of India, UP govt has directed state officials to prepare a database of frontline workers. This digitised account will keep a track of the number of beneficiaries and the count of shots administered in the upcoming phase of the inoculation drive against COVID-spread.

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In addition to SII's Covishield vaccination, Lucknow's health department has decided to induct COVAXIN in the city's second round vaccination drive, scheduled for Friday. About 85 booths at 32 centres in Lucknow will conduct the second vaccination session, starting January 22, where 3 city hospitals will administer COVAXIN shots, including, Lokbandhu Hospital, SPM Civil Hospital and Rani Laxmibai Hospitals. Other vaccine centres will use Covishield, read reports. Lucknow has planned to immunise a total of 8,500 health care workers in the second round of inoculation.

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