Let there be no Lapses in our Preparedness: Health Minister
The health minister reviewed the public health preparedness for the containment and management of COVID19 and the progress of the national COVID19 vaccination campaign.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, virtually interacted with State Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries/ Additional Chief Secretaries and Information Commissioners of six Western States/UTs of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Daman & Diu.
The interaction was meant to overview the preparedness for the surge in infection due to the new variant Omicron. The health minister reviewed the public health preparedness for the containment and management of COVID19 and the progress of the national COVID19 vaccination campaign.
“Let there be no lapses in our preparedness as we battle this surge of the pandemic. Holistic synergy between Centre and States is most vital for seamless and effective pandemic management”, the Health Minister said.
According to the Health Ministry, “State Health Ministers who joined the high-level review meeting included Shri Rushikesh Ganeshbhai Patel (Gujarat), Dr. Prabhuram Choudhary (Madhya Pradesh), Shri Parsadi Lal Meena (Rajasthan) and Shri Rajesh Tope (Maharashtra). The State Health Ministers thanked the Union Health Minister for the continued support from Government of India in the collaborative and collective fight against COVID-19.”
“The granular status and analysis of COVID in the six States/UT was made by the Health Ministry officials covering the trajectory of total and new cases, active cases, weekly and daily positivity, weekly tests conducted with proportion of RT-PCR and RAT testing, deaths, Cases per Million (CPM), Tests per Million (TPM) and omicron case status. This was followed by a comprehensive and detailed discussion on various aspects of COVID management including effective implementation of surveillance and containment activities, ramping up of hospital infrastructure; increased testing; enforcement of stringent restrictive measures for breaking the chain of transmission; and stress on COVID Appropriate Behaviour among the masses,” it added.