Covid Mock drills will be conducted in India today to check how well prepared are the hospital facilities for the upcoming covid-19 strike. Health Ministers of all the states will participate in it.
Covid-19 cases in India have started rising now and the country is taking all necessary measures to keep the situation in control. Health ministers from all the states are taking part in the drill inorder to check if their respective state is prepared for the strike or not.
On a meeting with doctors on Monday from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the minister said, “Based on our previous experience of managing this pandemic, we are undertaking several exercises, one such being the mock drill that will happen across the country tomorrow. Such exercises would help our operational readiness, help in filling gaps if any and will consequently strengthen our public health response.”
The act will focus on parameters like checking the availability of beds in the hospitals, ICU and ventilated beds, oxygen cylinders, and proper availability of doctors, nurses, and other staff.
The government has advised people to take necessary covid measures of wearing a mask in crowded places, maintaining distance and avoiding contact with people.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya urged doctors to share authentic information to curtail the spread of unverified information.
News pages like NDTV and Hindustan Times are providing live updates of the drill. You can go to the website and check the current status.