New Covid-19 cases have declined in Lucknow: UP Govt.
The Uttar Pradesh government claimed on Monday that new Covid-19 cases have declined in the state, with 33,574 new cases registered in a 24-hour period, even as the number of active cases in the state exceeded 3 lakh.
“In the last three days, new positive cases of Covid-19 have been registered in the state. There is no shortage of beds, oxygen, and life-saving drugs in the state, ”ANI quoted Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as saying.
“In the last four years, we established 32 oxygen plants in the state. Currently, we have 72 oxygen tanker trucks that transport oxygen to hospitals in all districts of the state, ”he added.
According to the state Department of Health bulletin, the number of active cases has also started to decline in some of the worst affected districts such as Lucknow and Varanasi.
Active cases in Lucknow, which stood at 52,068 on Sunday, fell to 50,627 on Monday with 6,035 cases recovered from 4,566 new cases in the past 24 hours. Also in Varanasi, the number of active cases dropped from 17,321 on Sunday to 16,083 on Monday, according to data from the government bulletin.
There has also been a slight decrease in the number of active cases in Prayagraj, but in Kanpur Nagar, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, there has been an increase in active cases, authorities said.
“A slight decrease in the infection rate is looming, which is a good indication. The Chief Minister has ordered during the review meeting to be in contact with the people in home isolation and to provide the necessary medicines. While efforts are being made to improve the oxygen supply, measures are being taken against hospitals, which are spreading false rumors of shortages, ”said Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal.
Lucknow hospitals do not give beds: BJP MP
A day after the older brother of Mohanlalganj MP Kaushal Kishore died of Covid-19, the BJP leader wrote to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday, expressing concern about the state of affairs at two government hospitals in Lucknow. It also sought action against those who “did not provide facilities to patients despite the availability of beds” in these hospitals.
Kishore claimed there were empty beds at King George Medical University (KGMU) “but there were no new admissions [of Covid patients] they are being done ”, and demanded that the investigation be ordered.
He also alleged that at the Balrampur hospital in Lucknow, there are 20 ventilators, but only five are operational. Kishore said that if patients die due to the unavailability of oxygen-equipped beds even though they are vacant in hospitals, the culprits should be registered for murder.