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O2 concentrators can now be claimed for free by state officials in Lucknow & other UP districts

In a high-level COVID-19 review meeting conducted on Friday, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has permitted state government officers and employees to avail free oxygen concentrators with their medical reimbursement entitlement. It simply implies that the UP government will incur the cost of O2 concentrators for its employees. The economic respite will be soon authorised by an official circular, as per the directives of the Chief Minister.

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Ambulance services will now be available at fixed rates for COVID patients in Lucknow!

Under the garb of the current COVID crisis, the ambulance service providers in Lucknow were charging unjustified prices, taking advantage of the patient's vulnerable condition. Taking quick cognisance of this, the Lucknow administration has released a new price tally for ambulance services and strict action shall be taken, if the rates are not adhered to. All complaints regarding overpricing can be registered at the Police Helpline number- 112 or Traffic Helpline number- 9454405155.

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Lucknow Police to relay black market-seized COVID resources to hospitals & the needy!

In a bid to counter ill-practises shrouding the scarce supply of COVID resources, the Additional Director-General of Law and Order, has issued directives for the benefit of the pandemic-stricken in Lucknow and other UP districts. Reportedly, the Police Commissioner of Lucknow has waged a war to ensure that all oxygen cylinders and Remdesivir injections recovered from the black market are made available for public use. Operating procedures will be also drafted for the same to ensure secure transfer of supplies from the police to the people and hospitals.

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Section 144 imposed in Lucknow till June 5 ahead of festivities, to keep COVID spread in check!

Holding the forthcoming festivities in view along with the repercussions of the second COVID wave, Lucknow administrative authorities imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), on Thursday evening. This order will be in effect till June 5 and any group found flouting these directives in the city, will be prosecuted under Section 188 IPC, by the authorities.

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Free hearse services by Lucknow's Sikh community is assuring dignified goodbyes for COVID victims

Known all across the globe for their altruistic deeds, the Sikh community has now come forward to ensure reverent goodbyes for COVID victims in Lucknow. On Wednesday, the Lucknow Gurudwara Prabhandhak Committee (LGPC) started a free hearse service, in collaboration with Ummeed and Insaniyat Foundations, two social organisations from the city. Amidst the pandemic, the community has also been involved in the free distribution of necessities through food and mask langar in other parts of the state too.

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