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First of its kind, Uttar Pradesh's ATS to soon get an all-women 'Special Police Operation Team'

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (UP-ATS) is soon set to deploy the first-of-its-kind all-women police squad. A power statement of equal opportunities and status in the police department, the new force will be known as SPOT, which stands for Special Police Operation Team. Reportedly, the unit will consist of 58 women personnel, including a dog squad, a bomb disposal squad and a wireless trapping team.

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11 new labs for RT-PCR testing to come up in UP

Ahead of the expected rise of the third wave of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to ramp up the sampling and testing capacities in the state with 11 new labs. With this, 45 of the 75 districts in UP will have an RT-PCR testing lab, read reports. Meanwhile, officials of the medical education department further informed that efforts are underway to develop labs in the remaining 30 districts as well.

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UP aims to vaccinate about 10 lakh people daily across Lucknow, Kanpur & other dists till July

In an ambitious mission of the COVID vaccination drive, the Uttar Pradesh Health Department has targeted to administer the COVID jab to about 10 lakh people every day, across the state till the month of July. The state has received sufficient stocks from the Centre to undertake and achieve the target, read reports. Propelled under the scope of the state's mega vaccination campaign, Mission June, this drive will ease the availability of the COVID shot for all.

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UP announces free treatment at state-run post-COVID centres in Lucknow, Kanpur & other districts

In a bid to placate the woes of the pandemic stricken, the Uttar Pradesh administration has announced free treatment at state-run post-COVID centres, in each of the 75 districts here. The aid will be rendered for any complaint or illness among patients who have tested negative for coronavirus but still require medical attention. This will usher in an economic respite for several patients who have had to incur exorbitant COVID-19 treatment costs amid the second wave of infection.

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COVID care centres to come up in Police Lines across Lucknow & all UP districts

After the Kanpur police authorities decided to establish L1 and L2 COVID hospitals for their staff, in all districts under their supervision, the Uttar Pradesh Police has called for similar facilities all across the state. Through this initiative, the workforce of the state's police departments stands assured with amplified healthcare facilities in the current vulnerable times. Given their active involvement in the fight against COVID, this intervention was definitely the need of the hour!

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