Narendra Bhushan, CEO, Greater Noida Authority recently expressed apprehension over increasing corona cases alongside election rallies in the city. In a virtual meeting held on January 12, he discussed the action plan to avert the spread of Covid in the future.
Political parties were waiting for 2022 to unleash their election campaign for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. However, the year has rolled in with the threat of Covid-19. Political parties were ready to start their rallies in Greater Noida but due to increasing cases of Covid-19, it has been postponed till January 15, 2022.
The impending election fever and crowd drawing rallies has Covid related concerns of the area residents. They are afraid that if the rallies will start from January 15, there are high chances of spreading Covid-19 infection.
Manish Kumar, a resident of Greater Noida and Vice President of NEFOWA says, "Section 144 has already been imposed in Noida and Greater Noida till February 15. CEO Greater Noida has issued guidelines to take precautions from Covid-19. I don't understand why the election rallies are important. I hope that the election rallies will be postponed. Life is more important than the election and the election commission should postpone the rallies again."
Another resident, Sameer Bharadwaj says, "In my point of view election rallies should be postponed again. 'Jaan hai toh jahan hai' there is nothing more important than our life."
On Wednesday, January 12 2022, Narendra Bhushan, who has been appointed the nodal officer of Covid-19 held an online meeting with the DM, ADM, CDO and all the officers of the health department and discussed the Covid related situation in Gautam Buddh Nagar.
During the meeting, he directed the officials to vaccinate adolescents in the age group of 15 to 18 years, and senior citizens above 60 years of age and front line workers with booster doze in the district. Furthermore, he instructed the administration and health department to vaccinate the residents above the age of 18 till January 20.
In a statement, he said, "All the officers should take the reports on vaccination from monitoring committees. Keep the Integrated Covid Command Center active for 24 hours. Do not delay in shifting any patient from home isolation to hospital, for this it is necessary that the doctors should be in constant contact with the patients."
District Magistrate, Suhas LY and CDO, Anil Kumar Singh were also present in the meeting.
Narendra Bhushan also reviewed the availability of medicines in the treatment of Covid, medicine kits for Covid infected patients, availability of ICU beds and ambulances. He instructed to increase the RT-PCR test, TrueNat and antigen test further.