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With rising COVID cases, threat of Black Fungus intensifies in Uttar Pradesh again!

With the onset of the third wave of coronavirus, news of Black Fungus cases have started surfacing from Uttar Pradesh yonce again. Notably, a COVID-positive patient with 'Mucormycosis' was admitted to Kanpur's Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital on Monday.

While several patients got infected with this disease during the second wave, especially those who had recovered from COVID, this is the first case that has been reported in the state this year. Check out more about this disease here:

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All Community Health Centres in Lucknow & other UP districts to get 20 oxygen concentrators each!

In a bid to augment an enhanced supply of medical-grade oxygen for COVID patients, Community Health Centres in Lucknow, Kanpur and other UP districts will have 20 oxygen concentrators, each. The state cabinet has already issued directives to provide for the availability of the same. The move is set to boost the treatment facilities in Uttar Pradesh, especially benefitting the critically infected coronavirus patients.

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COVID-19 Guide: Here's what you should know about the new tests, symptoms & precautions!

The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the country by storm. As of now, there are over 21,59,134 active cases in India. The worst-hit states with soaring active cases include Maharashtra, with 6,83,856 cases, Uttar Pradesh with 2,23,544 cases and Karnataka with 1,59,158 cases. Needless to say, the situation is pretty bad but there are a number of things you should know about the second wave of the COVID-19 virus. So here we have listed the details of the new tests, symptoms and precautions, to help you cope better!

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DRDO to use self-sustainable oxygen generation tech in makeshift COVID hospitals in Lucknow

Owing to the staggering number of COVID-19 cases in Lucknow, the DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) is setting up several makeshift hospitals in the city. The hospitals are expected to have an uninterrupted flow of oxygen, which is vital in saving lives and helping those who have contracted the virus.

To turn the expectation into reality, the DRDO will fit the COVID-19 facilities with an oxygen supply technology that is utilized in Tejas fighter jets. This is the first time that self-sustainable oxygen supply technology for fighter pilots is being taken into consideration for makeshift hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.

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Upcoming 1,000-bed COVID hospital in Lucknow to strengthen city's medical infrastructure

In order to increase the facilities for treatment and management of COVID patients, Lucknow will house a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated entirely to the infected citizens. At a recent meeting with the District Commissioner, Chief Medical Officer, zonal officers and members of Team-11, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh stated that the hospital shall be established soon. He has prompted the concerned authorities to assure quick implementation of plans, in regards to setting up this facility.

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