Psycho-social counselling helpline will pacify amid lockdown: ACS A K Awasthi

The Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi stated that government is working hard to combat pandemic. Those who are distress amid lockdown may seek psycho-social counselling through our helpline number 1800-180-5145. A team of hundred experts are deputed to deal with this.

He further said that Chief Minster Yogi Adityanath has instructed to increase testing labs across the state. Ten labs established at state medical colleges will be upgraded for the same. Fourteen other such testing labs will be established in 14 medical colleges. Six divisional headquarters with no such medical colleges will have testing labs in their resective districts.

He also stated that approximately 12 crore beneficiaries with 2.86 ration cards were benefitted with 667764.80 metric tonnes ration amid lockdown till Tuesday. 10803 FIRs have been registered against those violating section 188. More than 1,29,645 persons have been quarantined in 4,243 shelter homes across the state. An insurance of 50 lakhs will be done for police personnel playing major role amid lockdown. We have 750 ventilators in various hospitals across the state. We are also keeping a tap on social media to stop fake news or irrelevant posts.

We are doing our best to contain the spread of this pandemic.