India / Coronavirus explosion can happen anytime in india Health department sent another letter to states

Zoom News : Dec 24, 2022, 10:13 PM
Coronavirus India Update: In view of the increasing cases of corona in China and other countries, the Government of India is in alert mode. The speed of corona in the country is still slow. But to keep the situation under control in the coming times, all the steps are being taken. In this sequence, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written another letter to the states with necessary guidelines related to health. Earlier, all health institutions (including accredited COVID-dedicated health facilities) across the country were asked to conduct mock drills on December 27.

Important things of the letter of Health Secretary-

- Instructed the states to prepare hospitals and beds.

Asked to ensure adequate number of beds with ICU, Isolation, Oxygen Supported Beds, Ventilator.

Urge to make arrangements for adequate doctors, paramedical staff in hospitals.

Asked to increase testing capacity.

- Instructions for strengthening the facilities of referral.

Instructions to keep sufficient stock of all essential items including medical oxygen, masks, medicines, PPE kits in advance.

In the letter written earlier, the states and union territories were asked to be prepared for necessary public health measures to meet any emergency. It stressed that the preparedness of COVID-19 health facilities is important. Ensure that states/districts are in a state of readiness to meet the increase in clinical care needs due to any surge in cases.

Earlier, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday asked states and union territories to conduct an exercise in all health facilities on December 27 to assess the preparedness of infrastructure with special focus on oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics and human resources. was instructed.

He had said that the Center and the states need to work together and in a collaborative spirit, as was done during the previous surge for prevention and management of Kovid. Explain that referring to the high-level review meeting held on Thursday under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mandaviya asked the states to be on high alert, maintain complete preparedness for Covid management and maintain a proactive strategy.