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New nodal officers to be appointed for each COVID hospital in Lucknow & other districts in UP

Beds in Lucknow hospitals, such as SGPGI, Medical University & Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, will be ramped up to cater increased COVID load.

The Uttar Pradesh Health Department will now appoint a nodal officer in each COVID care hospital across the state. As per reports, the CM has directed designated officials to keep a strict vigil in districts like Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar and assign a nodal officer to implement a systematic approach. Besides this, he has also said that Lucknow hospitals, such as SGPGI, Medical University & Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, will increase the beds in order to cater to the increased COVID load.


UP ensures adequate hospital arrangements for COVID positive patients

Uttar Pradesh recorded as many as 4,136 cases in the past 24 hours which has alerted the state administration to build guards against the COVID spread. As a result, nodal officers will be appointed at all COVID care centres and facilities to ensure that the infected people get quality treatment and the hospitals have adequate arrangements.

Both government and private hospitals will be looked after by nodal authorities now, the Additional Chief Secretary of Health informed. "The officers will also address complaints, if any, of the people admitted in these hospitals," he said.

In view of the ongoing Panchayat elections, the Chief Minister also directed the officials to constitute 'nigrani samitis' at the level of every Gram Panchayat and Municipal ward. For this, members of the Yuvak Mangal Dal, 'chowkidars', civil defence and NGOs will be engaged. Strict action will be taken in case of any callousness or laxity, he also warned.

Efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccination in UP

On the occasion of World Health Day on April 7, the state government will felicitate four to eight people with gifts, in all districts, who have been administered both doses of vaccine. These beneficiaries will be selected through a lottery with the help of a serial number of vaccination cards given to those vaccinated.

The Additional Chief Secretary also informed that the government will ensure strict implementation of Covid safety protocols, including demarcating containment zones and further detailed about the containment zone area mapping. In the case of a single infection, the containment zone would be of 25 metres radius, while in the case of a cluster (more than one case), the containment zone would cover 50 metres radius.

With mercury dipping to 4.5°C, Lucknow turns colder than Shimla & Dehradun!

As per the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, the cold spell, possibly accompanied by thundershowers is set to continue for the next two days in Lucknow

With the intensifying winter chills in Lucknow, the city marked temperatures lower than hill stations like Dehradun and Shimla on Tuesday. The maximum temperature of the city was marked at 12.2°C, which was around 3 degrees lower than that in these hill stations. As per the forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department, the cold spell, possibly accompanied by thundershowers is set to continue for the next two days as well.

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Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

The ongoing international badminton competition is taking place at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow

The finale of the ongoing Syed Modi International 2022 is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Notably, this international level badminton competition was started on 18 January. After registering a win on Wednesday, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and the Indian Open finalist Supanida Katethong from Thailand are set to clash in the quarter-finals. Read on to know more about the badminton tournament that is taking place in Lucknow.

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An inspiration for all, THIS 77-year-old 'student' from Rajasthan enrolls for 12 board exams!

Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for showing dedication towards completing his basic education

With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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UP Elections 2022: Postal ballot facility to be rolled out for elderlies & COVID patients

Postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and the physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease

Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission has launched a postal ballot facility to ease matters for citizens. Amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the EC stressed that their first and foremost objective is a 'COVID safe election'. The postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease while ensuring that no citizen of India is deprived of their universal adult franchise.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

Nearing the 1-lakh mark, the active caseload in Uttar Pradesh has reached a total of 98,238 cases, as of January 19

With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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