As a preparatory measure, the Centre has decided to have a mock drill to test the Covid emergency preparedness in hospitals across the country on Tuesday, 27 December.
“A mock drill for an emergency response to deal with Covid 9 cases will be conducted at hospitals across the country on Tuesday, 27 December, the Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya will also be participating in the Mock drill,” official sources said news agency.
The mock drill is being conducted amid fear of a Covid surge in the country in the wake of a spurt of Covid cases reported in China and other countries. The Union Ministry in India has started taking several proactive steps in this direction.
The Union Ministry of Health advised States on 20 December to significantly increase genome sequencing. A high-level meeting was also chaired by Union Health Minister on December 21 to review the Covid-19 situation & preparedness of the public health system for surveillance, containment & management of Covid-19.
Amid the fresh global surge in the Covid cases by a new coronavirus variant, B.F7, the Centre government on Friday assured the general public by saying that the Covid positivity rate in the country is declining week-on-week.
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday highlighted the ongoing vaccination drive, launched by the Centre government, against Covid-19 amid the fear of a covid surge in the Country.
Meanwhile, addressing a press briefing on the government’s efforts towards a ‘Healthy India’ on Friday, the Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that 220 crore doses of vaccine have been administered till this Monday. “The focus of our government is to transform health care into holistic health care. Following the PM’s vision of ‘One Nation One Health’, we collectively handled Covid. 220 crore doses of vaccine have been administered till this Monday,” he said.