New Delhi. The dates of Assembly Elections 2022 have been announced and now it is reported that there is a danger of spreading Coronavirus infection in many districts of Punjab, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Manipur. Is. Recently, this has been revealed in a report shared with the Union Health Ministry. It has been told in the report that the risk of Kovid is high on most of the districts of the three states. Also, the population of these places is at risk of serious disease and adverse consequences. This assessment has been done by one of the empowerment groups formed by the Center on Kovid-19.
According to the Indian Express, the report ‘Vulnerability of districts for Covid-19’ has been shared with the Ministry of Health on Monday. According to the report, 65 out of 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh, 21 out of 22 districts of Punjab and 9 out of 16 districts of Manipur have been kept in ‘Category 1’ and ‘Category 2’. These classes mean that the risk of a rising Kovid epidemic due to Omicron variants is higher in these places. According to the analysis, ‘the population of these districts is at greater risk of serious illness and adverse consequences’.
The special thing is that two days before the report was shared, the Election Commission of India had announced the election schedule for UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. In the report, the risk assessment in the districts has been done on the basis of two parameters, which include being infected with Kovid before 30 December 2021 (proportion of infected population) and vaccination (both doses). On the basis of these two things, 714 districts across the country were divided into four classes.
These include districts in the third and fourth categories, where the risk is less. In terms of data, there are 99 districts in Category 1, 212 districts in Category 2, 299 districts in Category 3 and 104 districts in Category 4.
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The 99 districts included in Category 1 belong to 15 states. Of these, maximum 39 districts of UP are included. Apart from this, the names of 13 districts of Jharkhand, 11 of Bihar, 9 of Punjab and 2 districts of Manipur are included in the category. At the same time, 35 districts in Category 2 are from Madhya Pradesh. Whereas, there are 26 districts of UP, 22 of Bihar, 21 of Gujarat, 12 of Punjab and 7 of Manipur in this category.
Of the 104 districts included in Category 4, 13 districts of Maharashtra and Kerala are named. Also 9 districts of Karnataka, 8 districts of Arunachal Pradesh are in this category. In Category 3, there are 23 districts of Assam and 22 districts of Tamil Nadu. The special thing is that eight districts of UP (Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Gorakhpur, Bareilly, Jhansi, Rae Bareli, Meerut and Varanasi) are included in this category. Whereas, Punjab In this category, one district of Punjab is named Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and two districts of Manipur – Chandel and Jiribam. There are only two districts of UP in Category 4 – Lucknow and Kanpur Nagar. Along with this, the names of three districts of Manipur – Imphal East, Imphal West and Kakching are named.
The report said, ‘Rapidly increase the vaccination of the second dose in Category 1 and Category 2. This is especially necessary for category 1 districts. It said, ‘Ensure all preparations in Category 1 and Category 2 districts. These include health services preparedness (beds, ICUs), tests, AR (human resources), medicines, oxygen, as well as home care aids. No districts of Goa and Uttarakhand are named in the first two high-risk categories.
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