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'Hello Doctor' COVID helpline number launched in Lucknow as daily spike exceeds 1k mark

Dial 0522-3515700 to seek free-of-cost tele-consulting services in Lucknow

Amid the rampant case rise in Lucknow, the district administration on Sunday issued the Hello Doctor COVID helping number to streamline free of cost tele-consulting services here. COVID patients, isolated at home, can now dial 0522-3515700 to reach out to doctors at integrated control rooms in case of health emergencies, for medical advice or treatment-related information.

The administration also released the ICCC complaint number and urged the public to dial 0522-4523000 and report cases of protocol violations, if any.

1115 new cases reported on Sunday

A fresh load of 1115 new cases were reported in Lucknow on Sunday, the biggest single-day spike in about 7 months. Reportedly, the city last reported over 1000 cases on May 11, 2021, during the peak phase of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In wake of this alarming surge, a district review meeting was conducted on Sunday to discuss and implement a fresh pandemic-control action plan.

Norms for home isolation

100% of monitoring committees have been activated in urban and rural areas to ensure that all patients in home isolation all continuously tracked. Designated officials have to ensure that all patients prescribed to home isolation and their kin strictly abide by the stay-at-home norm. Besides, medical kits will be provided to all quarantined patients.

The DM has tasked the Chief Medical Officer to ensure the availability of 1 lakh medical kits in Lucknow. Members of the COVID task force have to distribute these kits among patients, as soon as they test positive.

Barricading of containment zones

The Municipal Corporation has to barricade COVID positive patients' homes, and mark such areas as containment zones. Cautionary posters should be put outside their house to alert others about the infection. Promo sanitisation work, once in the house and twice in the vicinity, must also be ensured.

Amping up vaccination

Vaccination drive will be scaled in Lucknow and those aged 15-17 years will be encouraged to get the first dose of vaccination. Besides this, the immunity campaign will pick up the pace to ensure that 100% of eligible beneficiaries in Lucknow are fully vaccinated. Awareness drives will be conducted for the same.

Conducting Awareness drives

The Distirct Magistrate has further asked the Municipal Corporation to conduct extensive COVID-19 awareness drives across the city to educate people about the preventive measures, the benefits of vaccination and preventive protocols. Wide publicity of COVID appropriated behaviours will be done through public address systems, garbage collection vehicles and at intersections.

With this multipronged model, the Lucknow district administration aims to curb the growth rate of COVID in the city. The system is taking all measures to treat the infection, bolster defence and prevent a successive rise. City dwellers needs to do their bit now and follow all protocols, adhere to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour and flatten the curve of the virus.

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