WHO praises UP govt for COVID-19 administration

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WHO praises UP govt for COVID-19 administration

The World Well being Organisation (WHO) has praised the Uttar Pradesh authorities for its COVID-19 administration technique terming it as an excellent instance for different states to comply with, an official assertion mentioned right here on Tuesday.

“The UP authorities’s strategic response to COVID-19 by stepping up contact tracing efforts is exemplary and may function an excellent instance for different states,” Roderico Ofrin, WHO Nation Consultant, mentioned in a press release issued right here by the state authorities.     

The worldwide well being physique appreciated the efforts made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his authorities for the administration of COVID-19, particularly in monitoring high-risk contacts, an official spokesperson of the federal government mentioned.

Over 70,000 front-line well being staff labored throughout the state to succeed in out to high-risk contacts of COVID-19 constructive instances, he mentioned.     

Acknowledging contact tracing as a necessary public well being instrument for controlling the pandemic, Ofrin said, “Systematic monitoring of contacts by means of a correct mechanism is the important thing, together with a well-trained well being workforce to implement the surveillance actions.”          

“The WHO crew supplied technical help to the state authorities to spice up contact tracing efforts and strengthen the capability of subject groups by means of coaching. Discipline displays assessed the standard of contact tracing of 58,000 COVID-19 constructive instances in 75 districts and located that 93 per cent of the high-risk contacts had been traced and examined,” mentioned Madhup Bajpai, Regional Workforce Chief, Uttar Pradesh Area, WHO-NPSP (Nationwide Police Surveillance Challenge).      

Within the wake of a surge in COVID-19 instances, the state authorities has additionally issued an alert to all of the districts and particular precautions are additionally being taken in view of the upcoming Chhath Puja, he mentioned. 

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