UP government puts monitoring committees on ‘alert mode’ as cases spiral in other states and countries

Yogi government has taken precautionary measures to save the state from COVID-19, communicable diseases. More than 73,000 monitoring committees to conduct door-to-door tracing to reduce infection in UP

Lucknow, October 28, 2021 : Stepping up preventive measures in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in other states and neighboring countries, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday asked monitoring committees to enable ‘alert mode’ to prevent any further spread in the state. instructed.

The ‘Surveillance Committees’ set up by the Yogi government played a vital role in controlling the spread of the resurgent virus in the state through timely identification, isolation of Covid patients and distribution of medicine kits, pulse oximeters and thermometers.

The committees have been directed to intensify door-to-door screening, tracing patients showing influenza-like illness (ILI) as per the ‘trace-test-treat’ strategy recommended by WHO. The committees have also been ordered to check the spread of vector-borne diseases like dengue, cholera, diarrhea and malaria in the state.

“As the coronavirus is under effective control in Uttar Pradesh, in view of rising cases at other places, we should strengthen our contact tracing operations. In a high-level meeting on Thursday, CM Yogi Adityanath issued instructions to senior officials saying that monitoring committees should intensify screening to find out at the earliest.

Following the directions of the Chief Minister, over 73,000 monitoring committees will conduct door-to-door investigations and conduct thorough screening and tracing of each individual. Monitoring will be done strictly in view of the festive season, which may result in increase in transmission of diseases and ailments.

Apart from making all necessary arrangements in hospitals to treat sick people, the government has also ordered to ensure continuous monitoring of the health of every patient to avoid any possibility of increased transmission of the virus or any water-borne, vector-borne diseases. can be removed. Disease.

The officials have also been asked to continue the extensive cleaning, sanitisation and fogging campaigns to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

A month-long state-wide communicable disease control campaign is also being conducted to check seasonal irregularities. The campaign has been launched in all 75 districts to educate the public about the preventive measures against communicable diseases.

Under this campaign, health workers are going door-to-door to identify patients with vector-borne diseases and other symptoms. People are also being made aware to avoid breeding of mosquitoes near their homes.

ASHA workers, Anganwadi workers, ANMs and village heads have been entrusted with the responsibility of sensitizing the rural public about various water borne and vector borne diseases.