NEW DELHI: Amid the increasing Covid-19 cases in several countries of the world including China, the Government of India has decided to conduct a mock drill for the people associated with health services tomorrow.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya discussed preparations with several experts on Monday. He gave the information in this regard through a tweet.
Mandaviya tweeted, “Tomorrow, a mock drill will be conducted throughout country at all COVID hospitals. All States Health Ministers will also take part in this at their level”.
आज देशभर के करीब 100 public health experts और clinicians से कोविड-19 प्रबंधन के संदर्भ में बातचीत की।— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) December 26, 2022
Today, interacted with about 100 public health experts and clinicians from across the country regarding Covid-19 management. pic.twitter.com/WeB2SPnDW1
“Tomorrow there will be mock drills in the hospitals related to Covid in the country. Health ministers of all the states will also participate in it at their own level.”
A press release issued by the government said, “Learning from our past experience of the pandemic, we are conducting several drills, a mock drill will be held across the country tomorrow. These drills will help us prepare and if any If there is a shortage, we will be able to remove it. Along with this, it will help in improving our government health services.
The mock drill will be held to ensure the readiness of health facilities across the country to deal with any eventuality related to COVID-19. The drill will focus on parameters such as the availability of health facilities, availability of oxygen cylinders, isolation beds, ventilators and other medical facilities.
“Preparedness of COVID-19 health facilities is crucial to ensure that states and districts are in a state of readiness to meet increase in clinical care needs due to any spurt in cases,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan had said in a letter.