Month: May 2021

A K Sharma helps Varanasi through CSR collaboration

In IAS Service as the MSME Secretary of India, A K Sharma and MSME Ministry took extraordinary initiatives including special funds to its Technology Centers (TCs) to design products useful in fighting the COVID pandemic. This included pumps for sanitizers, masks, eye shields, etc. Steps taken by Ministry of MSME when AK Sharma was Secretary, resulted in mass local production which lowered the cost of COVID related medical items and auxiliaries including hand sanitizers, masks etc.

AK Sharma’s hands on experience, proficiency in handling ground level situations and robust association with key departments of Government India helped people of Varanasi and entire Purvanchal during the peak of COVID-19 Second Wave. Bureaucrat turned MLC,  Arvind Kumar Sharma, rapidly arranged several crucial medical equipment, enhanced testing facilities and distributed numerous medical kits comprises of all COIVD essentials in Public Health Centers (PHCs), Community Health Centers (CHCs), District Hospitals and other medical facilities of Purvanchal.

With the support of CSR, Government of India and State Administration, AK Sharma & KCRC team jointly managed:

  • HFNC Ventilators in Varanasi & Azamgarh;
  • A 600 LPM Oxygen Plant with PSA Technology in Deen Dayal District Hospital, Varanasi;
  • Large number of Oxygen Concentrators for Varanasi-Mau-Azamgarh-Ballia-Jaunpur-Ghazipur-Chandauli-Mirzapur;
  • Doubling of Testing capacity by replacing human-driven system of RNA extraction with Automated Machines;
  • Several Oximeters to Medical Staff of PHCs & CHCs;
  • COVID Essentials Kits to people of community which includes Steam Inhaler Vaporizer;
  • Generator/DG Sets for uninterrupted Electricity supply in Hospitals.

शिवार्पण ! #कोविडकेकाममें

MLC A K Sharma reviews COVID Preparedness

Ex-Bureaucrat and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) of Uttar Pradesh State, Arvind Kumar Sharma turned out to be a key man of Purvanchal which was significantly hit during second wave of COVID-19. Sharma, the most trusted man of PM Narendra Modi, was initially sent to Varanasi on special mission to handle COVID-19 situation in PM’s constituency. Upon his arrival in Varanasi, AK Sharma quickly acted upon key parameters which can be helpful in management of situation in Varanasi and later in his home district Mau followed by major districts of Purvanchal such as Mau, Azamgarh, Ballia, Gazipur, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Chandauli.

Apart from making key medical equipment and facilities available in PHCs, CHCs and Rural Facilities, A K Sharma rigorously and dedicatedly worked in service of people on every crucial front avoiding his individual risk of COVID-19 infection.

AK Sharma closely worked with CMO (UP), District Magistrates, Divisional Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, PGI Principle, State & Central Officials and BJP Workers of Purvanchal Districts to extend help for all the people who seek help in fight against COVID-19. In addition to several review meetings through VCs, A K Sharma did not hesitate to travel and inspect ground level preparedness in major districts of Purvanchal i.e. Varanasi, Mau, Azamgarh, Ballia, Gazipur, Jaunpur, Mirzapur, Chandauli.

During site visits in urban and rural areas of East Uttar Pradesh, Sharma appraised all the medical and non-medical front line workers who were working relentlessly in fight against COVID-19.

#कोविडकेकाममें

 

PM Narendra Modi praises Varanasi Model

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21 May 2021 lauded Varanasi for fighting efficiently against the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis. While interacting with doctors, paramedical staff and other frontline health workers of his parliamentary constituency, PM Modi said, “Varanasi has set a great example by the way it has equipped Pandit Rajan Mishra COVID hospital and increased the number of oxygen beds and ICU beds in the city, in such a short span of time.”

PM Narendra Modi during review shown his deepest grief by stating “Corona has snatched many loved ones from us. I pay my respects to all those people, expressing my condolences to their families. The Second Wave of Corona created great pressure on our health system. We are meeting this challenge with the hard work of doctors, health workers”.

On behalf of people of East Uttar Pradesh (Purvanchal), MLC AK Sharma thanked PM Modi & PMO for their constant guidance and blessings by quoting – पुनि सिर पर प्रभु राम।

PM Modi also praised a system generated by A K Sharma and his KCRC Team named “जहां बीमार वहीं उपचार”, a strategy based on Micro-Containment Zones. PM also said the system is exemplary and a MANTRA.

Varanasi Model gets National Recognition

Soon after PM Narendra Modi’s applaud to Varanasi COVID Management Model, it quickly received National Recognition in all the National and even Regional Newspapers and Print Media. Everyone around the country started studying and praising the model developed by Varanasi COVID In charge and MLC AK Sharma in association with PMO, CSR and KCRC Team.

Links of Articles on this are available on following links:

Times of India: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/varanasi/kashi-gears-up-to-tackle-third-wave/articleshow/82615394.cms

The Print: https://theprint.in/health/how-varanasi-cut-covid-cases-from-1000-to-under-300-thanks-to-modis-man-an-ex-ias-officer/662073/

India Today: https://www.indiatoday.in/diu/story/a-deep-dive-into-varanasi-handling-of-covid-second-wave-1805503-2021-05-21

Indian Express: https://indianexpress.com/article/india/covid-command-centre-varanasi-ghat-pmo-7319307/

Economic Times: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/india/ak-sharma-steps-in-to-control-worsening-varanasi-pandemic/articleshow/82072350.cms

Navbharat Times: https://navbharattimes.indiatimes.com/metro/lucknow/administration/arvind-sharma-spoke-exclusively-on-master-strategy-of-corona-control-in-varanasi/articleshow/83432311.cms

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