Amidst the surge in the coronavirus pandemic, the Yogi Adityanath government is taking forward its cow protection agenda and has issued directives to set up help desks for protection of cows in every district. It is said that a total of 700 help desks for the welfare of cows have been set up across the districts of Uttar Pradesh.
According to a leading news agency, the Uttar Pradesh state government has issued instructions that all the cow shelters (gaushalas) must strictly follow the Covid-19 protocols, and has made the usage of masks and frequent thermal screening mandatory.
The cow shelters will also be equipped with all the medical equipment's such as oximeters and thermal scanners for cows and other animals as well.
However, a media house has said that the reports are false and that no such order of using oximeters or thermal scanners for cows has been issued by the Uttar Pradesh government. "Instead, such things (oximeters) with the help desk will be installed in gaushalas for staff only owing to the scare of Covid-19," said Additional Chief Secretary (Information), Navneet Sehgal to the media house.
Recently, Netizens had a field day poking fun at Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. To ‘solve’ the oxygen shortage problem in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi directed officials to coordinate with premier tech institutes like IIT-Kanpur to explore the possibility of converting nitrogen to oxygen.
“The CM on Saturday said, the government should explore all possibilities of raising oxygen supply and look for alternatives. Officials should get in touch with experts from IIT Kanpur and other technical institutes and look at the possibility of converting nitrogen to oxygen,” said a government spokesperson.
The government, which is currently supplying 631 tons of oxygen to hospitals across the State, is sourcing it mostly from Gujarat, West Bengal and Odisha.