Lucknow: In a latest development by the Uttar Pradesh government it has deployed state planes for COVID-19 service. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath aims to bring testing kits and machines into the state to increase the testing for coronavirus.
Awanish Awasthi, state additional chief secretary, home and information, told Economic Times, ” The CM is determined to provide the best facility to the people.. at the shortest possible time. He has personally allowed usage of state planes as and when necessary to bring any equipment which helps the state in battle with COVID-19.”
Currently, Uttar Pradesh tests around 15,000 samples every day and it now aims at testing 20,000 by the end of the month.
The Yogi government on Wednesday sent a state aircraft to Goa to bring TrueNat diagnostic machines in order to install one machine each in all the 75 districts of the state for rapid testing, officials said.
TrueNat, basically an indigenous platform for TB diagnosis through swab test, is found to be effective for screening Covid-19 with some modification.
(Inputs from ET)