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.