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Union Health Minister Takes Precautionary Measures Amid Rising Covid Cases

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One of the hardest periods in history for everyone was the pandemic; regrettably, there has been an increase in COVID-19 instances. However, this time, it was in multiple states, chiefly Kerala. In response to the increasing number of cases, a high-level meeting was called by Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, who was joined by senior officials and chief health secretaries. Other attendees included Dr. Rajiv Bahl, director of the ICMR; Dr. VK Paul, a member of Niti Aayog; and Dr. Saumya Swaminathan, the former director general of the ICMR. “There should be no laxity in our preparedness,” he declared. Politics has no place in the field of public health.


Mock Drills For Preparation

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Through simulated scenarios, Union Health Minister Mandaviya has acknowledged the critical need for preparation. Mock drills are essential for preparing communities, first responders, and healthcare systems for the issues that an increase in COVID-19 cases may present. These exercises evaluate the effectiveness of current procedures and point out areas that need improvement.

In order to be ready for the spike in COVID cases, he recommended that hospital mock drills be held every three months by healthcare professionals in the impacted states. “We must remain vigilant, but there is no reason to become alarmed. Mock exercises ensure hospital readiness, heightened security, and efficient people-to-people communication. Every three months, mock drills ought to be conducted in all hospitals. He said, “I pledge the Center’s assistance to every state. Ahead of the year-end celebrations, the Union Health Minister also advised states to ensure preventive steps are performed while the cold is still present.


Stockpiling PPE Kits

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State Health Minister Veena George, who was present at the conference, commented, “We have increased surveillance and also ramped up testing,” about Kerala reporting the highest number of cases with a positivity rate of 21%. Additionally, we routinely assess the hospital’s readiness and PPE kit and equipment inventories. It is recommended that people with comorbidities, the elderly, and pregnant women use masks.

Mandaviya promised complete central support to the states impacted by the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. He added that they were working with a “whole of government” approach. “The Union Health Ministry is available for all support.”

We advise the readers to wear masks while stepping out of their houses. Also, avoid crowded places as much as they can.

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