Yogi undertakes surprise visits to hospitals, quarantine centres; pulls up officials

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited hospitals in the wake of complaints that facilities are not in good shape. He had made a surprise visit to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital on Wednesday. On Thursday, the Chief Minister visited the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civil hospital in the state capital to check out the arrangements and facilities available there.

CM Yogi has also took stock of the facilities at quarantine facilities after some media highlighted the plight of migrant labourers in some of the temporary facilities. The chief minister asked the staff and the doctors to ensure best possible treatment of all patients, including the Corona positive patients.

There were also complaints of cleanliness. He pull up staff for not maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in the wards. The Chief Minister, during his Team 11 meeting on Wednesday, had asked concerned ministers to visit the hospitals in their departments and make a reality check.

While Yogi Adityanath himself went to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, accompanied by medical education minister Suresh Khanna, he sent health minister Jai Pratap Singh to inspect the Balarampur hospital.

At the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, the chief minister expressed his displeasure at the fact that patients were waiting endlessly at the triage area. Ward boys were seen moving around without masks and the norms of social distancing were also being violated.

The chief minister asked the concerned officials to increase staff and make extra arrangements so that those requiring urgent attention get it as quickly as possible.

The chief minister also took notice of bedspreads missing from the beds in the triage area.