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COVID infected employees in Lucknow & other UP districts to get 28 days of paid leaves

Amid the COVID distress in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday announced a 28-day paid leave for employees, who are quarantined or are under the infection radar- confirmed or suspected. This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987. Consequently, paid COVID-19 leave, up to 28 days is permissible when such workers submit their medical certificate to the employer or authorised person, at the time of joining duty.

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COVID patients can now contact nodal officers at these 17 Lucknow hospitals to book a bed!

The Lucknow District Administration and Chief Medical Officer have issued new directives to city hospitals and care centres to ensure that each COVID patient gets her/his due treatment. While the state government has directed officials to impose strict fines on all hospitals that refuse care and treatment to patients, Lucknow's CMO has issued a contact list of nodal officers, to assure medical assistance to those who are not able to get a hospital bed.

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City's medical services ​hampered as more than 30% of Lucknow's health staff test COVID positive

While Lucknow is recording a high number of COVID tallies each day, the primary concern here is that the pandemic threat is now plaguing the health staff also. More than 30% of the health workers have tested positive for the COVID infection in the city, consequently, adding to the active tallies while reducing the number of working staff. This has adversely affected treatment services at various hospitals across Lucknow.

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Medicinal oxygen for COVID treatment is now available at Maurari Nagar & Talkatora in Lucknow

On Tuesday, the Oudh Oxygen Centre in Lucknow conducted an oxygen supply camp for the benefit of several recovering patients. Several people from all across the city flocked to this centre at Talkatora Road, Mawaaiya Industrial area, to supplement their oxygen supplies amid an overall acute shortage. A similar drive was also held at Mauraru Nagar, easing the availability of medicinal oxygen; a major respite in these desperate times.

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KGMU in Lucknow to continue Trauma Centre operations to deal with emergencies amid COVID surge

Lucknow's King George's Medical University, one of the premiere COVID hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, has decided that its Trauma Centre will continue to work as before while the rest of the facility will be converted into a dedicated COVID hospital. This decision has been taken for the benefit of emergency cases and lack of trauma expertise in the city. Other pioneering institutes, namely PGI and RML, have informed that they do not offer treatment to trauma cases. Reportedly, it has been decided that post patient's stabilisation, they shall be shifted to either of the two institutes for further treatment.

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