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Uttar Pradesh Govt To Conduct RT-PCR Tests of All Passengers Coming To State

As the country records 23 cases of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron in just three days, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued guidelines for all districts of the state regarding the Omicron variant.

According to the guidelines, apart from conducting RT-PCR tests of all passengers coming to the state, genome tests of all infected patients are also being carried out.

Following the confirmation of cases of the new variant in other states of the country, the state government is ensuring strict vigil on the borders and is also emphasising further improving the health facilities in rural and urban areas, the statement said.

Medical facilities are rapidly being improved to deal with the virus. In the state’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs), 19,000 beds are being increased and 55,000 beds in medical colleges, it added.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed senior officials to make proper arrangements in hospitals for dealing with the new variant.

Along with this, the state government is also keeping a close watch on the availability of oxygen, beds, laboratories, the statement said.

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