Administration needs to extend all help to Varanasi people with utmost sensitivity: PM

19-04-2021

New Delhi,  (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took stock of testing, availability of beds, medicines, vaccines and manpower etc. for prevention of Coronavirus and proper treatment of infected patients in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi.

He directed the officers to provide all possible assistance to the public expeditiously.

While reviewing the status of Covid-19 with the discussion with the administrative officials and public representatives via video conferencing, the Prime Minister said that the administration should make everyone above the age of 45 aware of this and asked the administration to extend all possible assistance to the people of Varanasi with utmost sensitivity.

Emphasizing on "Test, Track and Treat" and he said that like the first wave, the same strategy has to be adopted to win over viruses. He also emphasized on providing contract tracing and test reports of infected persons at the earliest. He also directed the administration to discharge all responsibilities towards the patients and their families living in home isolation in a sensitive manner.

Mr Modi further said that the availability of beds, ICU and oxygen in Varanasi is being augmented and the Varanasi administration should step up the pace of work in all the fields in the same way it has rapidly set up the 'Kashi Covid Response Centre'.

The public representatives and officials of Varanasi region informed the Prime Minister about the preparations for prevention and treatment of Covid, through video conferencing. He was also briefed on the issues of control rooms set up for contact tracing, command and control centres set up for home isolation, dedicated phone line ambulances, provision of telemedicine from control rooms, deployment of additional rapid response teams in urban areas.

The district officials also informed him that so far 19,8,383 persons have received the first dose and 35,014 persons have received both the doses of vaccination to prevent Covid.

During this video conferencing, M.L.C and Covid in-charge of Varanasi AK.Sharma, zonal head Deepak Agarwal, Police Commissioner A Satish Ganesh, District Collector Kaushal Raj Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Gaurang Rathi, Chief Medical Officer Dr NP Singh, IMS BHU Director Prof BR Mittal, State Ministers Neelkanth Tiwari and Shri Ravindra Jaiswal and local legislatore were present in the meeting.