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SP government should return, won’t tolerate laxity in work: Akhilesh Yadav

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met government officials and bureaucrats, and told them that the Samajwadi Party government had a “solid chance of a comeback” and cautioned officials against any laxity in work.

In the meeting attended by divisional commissioners, principal secretaries and over a dozen district magistrates, Yadav said he will not tolerate any callousness in matters related to development and law and order.

The 42-year-old chief minister told them that they should not be swayed by the idea that his government was here for only the next year or so.

He said that in many states, governments have returned to power, and the SP too will come back due to its “good policies” and “development work”.

 AKhilesh Yadav said that if his job was on the firing line, he will ensure that the officials who were not doing their jobs well were eased out of important positions.

An official present at the meeting said on the condition of anonymity that the chief minister was “quite up front and combative” and told officials that they would be marked on the basis of good work done in their departments and that public good should be the benchmark of all their decisions.

(IANS)

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Super Drug to Take on Stubborn Tuberculosis in Uttar Pradesh, India

Another pill with bedaquiline has already been introduced in the state to fight excessively drug resistant (XDR) TB

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The new anti-TB drug, with delamanid as active substance, is currently administered to patients. Pixabay

Uttar Pradesh may soon get a new drug to fight the multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB).

The new anti-TB drug, with delamanid as active substance, is currently administered to patients — primarily children in the age group of six to 17 years — in a few southern states of India and is yet to be introduced in Uttar Pradesh, which reported 4.22 lakh patients in 2018.

According to the State TB officer Santosh Gupta, “Delamanid would be introduced in UP in the third quarter of the year, as per the central guidelines.”

“We are awaiting procurement of the drug from the union government. Four of our officers have been trained for implementation of it, which will be given to children (9-17 years) with MDR-TB,” the doctor added.

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Uttar Pradesh may soon get a new drug to fight the multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB). Pixabay

Gupta said that another pill with bedaquiline has already been introduced in the state to fight excessively drug resistant (XDR) TB and for which 18 nodal drug resistance centres have been set up.

“An XDR-TB patient is resistant to all anti-TB drugs, including even the stronger combinations of medicines. It is an advanced form of MDR-TB. Bedaquiline, which is WHO recommended, has been made available to patients for free and is found to be effective,” said Gupta and added that patients were being kept under close observation for side effects.

He further laid emphasis on the early detection of TB cases.

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Meanwhile, chairman of the UP state task force for TB control and head of KGMU’s respiratory medicine department, Professor Suryakant said: “Around 28 lakh TB patients are recorded in India. If nutrition is not received in the form of lentils/pulses, fruits and vegetables in diet, a person is more susceptible to the TB bacteria.” (IANS)