UP Govt to include senior MBBS students in Covid-19 management
Lucknow: Taking note of the increasing number of Covid-19 positive patients, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed to include students of the fourth and fifth year in MBBS in Covid management.
This decision by the UP government comes as an emergency move, after several of the doctors and healthcare workers, tested positive for the virus and the MBBS examinations of the medical students were recently cancelled.
"These students will now be deployed on Covid duties and this will ease the pressure on doctors to a considerable extent," a government spokesman told IANS.
Apart from this, private labs and hospitals are also expected to be acquired in order to increase the medical infrastructure in the state to cope with increasing Covid cases.
Meanwhile, India has reported more than 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours and Uttar Pradesh alone witnessed more than 20,000 new cases.