LUCKNOW: Amid the resurgence of Covid-19 cases, medical education minister Suresh Khanna has overcome fears of curfew or lockdown by reiterating that this may be the last option.
Addressing a news conference at his in Vidhan Sabha on Tuesday, the minister said: “The government is fully prepared to win the battle against novel coronavirus. Proper medical infrastructure is in situ and that we have an adequate number of experts to affect things . But everyone would need to follow the Covid protocol.”
He also called upon people to right away vaccinate themselves against the virus. Khanna, who has been within the forefront of the Covid battle by raising adequate medical infrastructure, including dedicated corona hospitals and ensuring over 1.5 lakh beds in existing hospitals, said that since the lockdow did not produce the desired results last year and only hindered economic activities, the lockdown would be the last option this year.
In 2020, an entire lockdown was imposed within the state to minimise the impact of the pandemic. But it had crippled economic activities and therefore the government had to face economic challenges, Khanna said.