Two-day mock drill over preparedness of COVID management

JNS: A simulated exercise lasting two days will be carried out in each and every health facility across the nation in order to evaluate the preparedness of COVID management.

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya will visit to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Jhajjar (Haryana) where he will supervise a mock drill and assess the hospital’s readiness with regard to the treatment of patients infected with COVID.

In view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in some states, Dr. Mandaviya convened a virtual meeting with the State Health Ministers on Friday in order to conduct a review of the public health preparedness for the containment and management of COVID-19 as well as the progress made with vaccination.

During the discussion, Dr. Mandaviya asked that the State Health Ministers stage simulated exercises at each and every hospital facility today and tomorrow.

Throughout the simulated exercise, the pharmaceuticals, intensive care unit beds, and medical oxygen that are readily available in the hospitals will be evaluated for their suitability for containing and managing COVID-19.

Because there has been an increase in the number of instances of COVID, the states and union territories have been instructed to remain vigilant and continue making preparations for the management of COVID-19.

In addition to this, they have been requested to increase the number of vaccinations given to every one of the population that is eligible for them, particularly the old and vulnerable demographic group.

The Union Health Ministry has emphasized that regardless of the new COVID variants, the five-fold strategy of “Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate and Adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour” continues to remain the tested strategy for COVID management. This strategy consists of “Test-Track-Treat-Vaccinate and Adherence to Covid Appropriate Behaviour.”

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