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UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma tested positive for Covid, admitted to PGI

By Saima Siddiqui 
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UP Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma tested positive for Covid, admitted to PGI

Lucknow. The Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Dinesh Sharma, was admitted to Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) Hospital in Lucknow on Tuesday after his health deteriorated due to corona infection. He was already in home isolation on the advice of doctors after he and his wife were tested positive for the deadly virus on April 22.

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Today, on doctors’ advice he was hospitalized for better treatment, after which he was brought to PGI.

The deputy CM informed about his hospitalization through social media. He wrote on his official Twitter handle, “After my corona report was positive in the past, I was isolated at home under the supervision of doctors, I have to be hospitalized for better medical needs. I am sure that with the best wishes of all of you, the war will be won in the state against the corona under the strong leadership of Honorable Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ji and by the grace of God, I will be healthy and ready to serve the entire people with double energy again”.

On April 22, Dr. Dinesh Sharma and his wife were reportedly tested positive for Corona virus. After which, the doctors advised both of them to stay in home isolation. Dr. Dinesh Sharma had given information by tweeting, as well as advised people in his contact to get corona test done. After about a week of this, now the doctors have advised the Deputy CM to be admitted to the PGI of Lucknow.

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Notably, amidst the spreading corona infection in UP, state CM Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that the number of positive patients has been steadily declining in the last 3 days in the state. This is a good sign. CM Yogi also denied the oxygen crisis and lack of medicines for the treatment of corona patients in the state.

He said that there is neither a lack of oxygen for patients nor life saving medicines in the state. Remdesivir and other lifesaving drugs necessary for corona patients are also available in sufficient quantities.

The ruling-BJP government in the state is also trying to raise the number of oxygen tankers in the state. The ones already available are being installed with GPS to track their movement. With assistance from the Centre, oxygen plants are also being set up in every district.

To meet the demand for empty oxygen cylinders, the administration has decided to revive a closed oxygen cylinder manufacturing plant in Prayagraj, which is being operated by Bharat Pumps and Compressors Ltd. The plant is scheduled to restart this week and has been given an order for 3,000 cylinders.

Additionally, 100-bed hospitals have been asked to set up their own oxygen plants. MSME units which produce oxygen have been directly linked to hospitals so that their supply can be replenished at the earliest.

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