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UP to distribute 50 lakh medkits for kids upto 18 years ahead of the probable third wave

UP govt has segregated beneficiaries into 4 age-based categories to provide relevant medicines and doses.

The state of Uttar Pradesh has undertaken the task to distribute about 50 lakh medicine kits for children and adolescents ahead of the expected third wave incidence among these categories. As per reports, the CM launched the drive on Monday by flagging off the first instalment of 17 lakh kits. The remaining consignment of 33 lakh sets will be also be sent soon.


Monitoring committees to aid medkit distribution

The Director-General of Medicine and Health informed that children might also exhibit symptoms of viral fever, vomiting, diarrhoea and other such rainy-season ailments. In this scenario, the monitoring committees will help to facilitate the distribution of the medicine kits among symptomatic kids and adolescents. Each medicine kit will pack paracetamol, Zinc, Vitamin C and Vitamin D tablets along with ORS solution, he informed.

The state has divided the beneficiaries of this aid into four distinct age-based categories. Separate kits have been aggregated for these segments, based on the compatibility of doses with the age of the receiver. The first age group is for newborns to infants up to 1 year of age, the successive category will include children from 2 to 4 years. Kids aged between 5 and 12 years will form the third group while adolescents from 13 to 18 have been categorised in the fourth group.

So far, the state has provided 68 lakh COVID medicine kits to the youth and elderly in four phases. Plans are underway to boost this tally for people above 18 years of age across Lucknow, Kanpur and all other districts in UP. These anti-COVID drugs will be then distributed among children in the avenue of third phase rise. So far, there are no guidelines to distribute medicines age below 12 years.

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

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Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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