Uttar Pradesh: Amidst the explosive rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued several orders to help citizens combat with the deadly virus. The Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth on Sunday ordered that no fees will be taken for cremating people who died due to COVID-19.
“The state government has fixed rates for COVID testing and treatment. If any complaints are registered against hospitals for charging more fees, strict action will be taken against them under the Epidemic Act,” it also added. “The COVID hospitals have been ordered to publicly announce the number of vacant beds twice during the day,” it reads. The government will also provide masks to the poorer section of the state, free of cost, said a statement released by the government said.
The guidelines further stated, in case there is a shortage of beds in government hospitals, the treatment of COVID-19 patients will be done at a private hospital for which the government will provide full reimbursement. “The COVID-19 infected patients, who are in home isolation, will be provided with a COVID kit which shall include medicines for seven days,” the statement said.
The government also said that Remdesivir injections will be provided free of cost to COVID-19 patients at government hospitals. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh government has placed an order for one crore doses of covid-19 vaccine. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath tweeted, “Uttar Pradesh govt has placed an order for 1 crore doses of anti-COVID vaccines (50 lakh doses of Covishield & Covaxin each) for the vaccination drive starting May 1.”