After the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government received praise from the World Health Organisation for its efforts to contain the unprecedented second wave of the Wuhan coronavirus, now, the Bombay High Court has lauded the ‘U.P. Model’ and has urged the Maharashtra government to take lessons from Uttar Pradesh and implement them in the state as Maharashtra continues to be firmly in the grip of the Chinese virus.
Reacting to the Bombay High Court’s observations, a UP government spokesperson said that the court, “looked convinced by the model adopted by the state government to save people and children from corona infection in Uttar Pradesh”.
A government issued statement said, “The Bench of Bombay High Court comprising Chief Justice Dipankar Dutta and Justice Girish Kulkarni had taken cognizance of the news reports about this model of UP regarding the treatment of children. It asked the Maharashtra government to consider doing so there.”
UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s move of directing to increase the number of paediatric ICU beds in the state after experts warned of the possibility of children being the most vulnerable in the third wave of the Wuhan coronavirus has received praise from all corners. According to a UP government spokesperson, Yogi Adityanath game instructions to arrange for 50-100 paediatric beds in all major cities of UP.
Last week, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog also praised Uttar Pradesh for its oxygen management. Taking to Twitter, the body tweeted, “A laudable model for oxygen transport & tracking! @UPGovt has established oxygen hubs & developed a dashboard -OxyTracker, through which tankers can be tracked in real-time. This allows quick & smart allocation of oxygen. Result-1000MT O2 being lifted instead of 250MT before!”
It is pertinent to note that in the last fiscal year, Uttar Pradesh overtook Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, and Maharashtra to become the second-largest state of the country in terms of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).
As per the data from Finance Department, UP’s GSDP for the FY 21 was Rs 19.48 lakh crore, more than Tamil Nadu’s Rs 19.2 lakh crore, Karnataka’s Rs 18.03 lakh crore, and Gujarat’s Rs 17.4 lakh crore.
Maharashtra despite being in some form of lockdown since early April is still struggling to contain the Total Positivity Rate with daily deaths yet again crossing the 900 mark. As rural Maharashtra continues to struggle, the state administration would be well advised to study the success achieved by Uttar Pradesh and implement it state-wide in Maharashtra.