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State scales new excessive on New Year, crosses 1 crore Covid exams by RT-PCR, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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Lucknow: Scaling a brand new excessive on New Year’s Day, Uttar Pradesh crossed one crore Covid-19 exams via the RT-PCR methodology. UP now stands subsequent to Tamil Nadu on the benchmark. However, the state is already primary by way of general Covid-19 testing, having carried out over 2.44 crore exams.

“RT-PCR is the gold standard in Covid-19 testing and one crore tests is a remarkable feat, the credit of which goes to the hard work put in by every single member engaged in the testing activity at our medical colleges,” mentioned further chief secretary, medical schooling division, Dr Rajneesh Dube. Mentioning that testing has been the spine of UP’s battle towards the Covid-19 pandemic undeniably, authorities officers mentioned that “UP’s story of Covid-19 control in 2020 will remain incomplete without the mention of the initiatives taken by the state medical education department.”

Dr Dube was of the view that the whereas medical doctors and technicians labored tirelessly within the time of disaster, political management displayed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath and medical schooling minister Suresh Khanna pays dividends in future too.

“In March, UP had just one lab to undertake Covid-19 testing, but today there is a high end lab at every divisional head quarter. The network comprises BSL-2 and BSL-3 labs which will continue to serve the people even after the pandemic ends,” he mentioned, including that each Union ministry of well being and household welfare and NITI Aayog have lauded the efforts. Experts additionally lauded the division of medical schooling for pondering ‘out of the box’ to discover a resolution to classical issues, notably scarcity of specialists in tier-2 and tier-Three cities.

Take the instance of digital intensive care unit system wherein Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and King George’s Medical University performed the function of massive brother. Expertise with the 2 apex establishments was used to deal with the acute scarcity of specialist medical doctors within the sub-regional medical faculties — each authorities and personal — and large metropolis hospitals.

“Followed regularly by developed countries, the model has given a template for the future,” mentioned a senior college at SGPGIMS. A former director normal rank officer mentioned that UP took the lead in growth of affected person care and illness administration protocols too.




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