Covid-19 mock drill highlights: States, UTs check hospital readiness on second day
Covid-19 mock drill LIVE highlights: States and UTs assess hospital preparedness on the second day.
Union health ministry announced a nationwide mock drills on Monday and Tuesday to take stock of the preparedness in both public and private hospitals in the wake of surge in Covid-19 cases across the country.
On Monday, several states, Union Territories assessed Covid preparedness and health authorities directed mandatory use of masks in hospital premises.
The Indian Medical Association said the recent spike in Covid cases is possibly causing due to relaxation in Covid rules, including low test rates and not following Covid appropriate behaviour.
The decision to hold mock drills was taken on Friday during a virtual meeting between Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya and state health ministers. He urged the states and Union Territories to identify emergency hotspots by checking trends of influenza-like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) cases.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is closely tracking a variant of interest (VOI), XBB.1.5, and six other variants are under monitoring (BQ.1, BA.2.75, CH.1.1, XBB, XBF and XBB.1.16).
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- Apr 11, 2023 04:31 PM IST
Tamil Nadu health minister advises people to wear masks amid rise in Covid-19 cases
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian on Tuesday advised people to wear masks amid rising in Covid-19 cases in the state.
- Apr 11, 2023 02:40 PM IST
Covid-19 mock drill underway at Delhi hospitals on day-2
A mock drill is underway at various Delhi hospitals to check COVID-19 preparedness amid a surge in cases of the viral disease in the national capital.
- Apr 11, 2023 12:55 PM IST
West Bengal to hold Covid drill at 31 government hospitals
The state health department will conduct drill across 31 government hospitals today.
- Apr 11, 2023 09:28 AM IST
India sees a marginal decrease in daily Covid tally
India records a marginal decrease in daily Covid-19 cases at 5,676 compared to the previous day. On Monday, a total of 5,880 cases were reported. Read more
- Apr 11, 2023 08:29 AM IST
India's Covid-19 cases on Monday
A marginal increase in the daily Covid-19 cases at 5,880 was recorded in India compared to the previous day. On Sunday, a total of 5,357 cases were reported. According to the health ministry data, the active infections stand at 35,199.
- Apr 11, 2023 08:05 AM IST
CM Arvind Kejriwal confident about Covid preparedness in Delhi
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal recently said the national capital is ‘prepared to face any eventuality’. The government is keeping a close eye in the spike in Covid-19 cases in the city.
- Apr 11, 2023 07:47 AM IST
Masks must for BMC, J&K hospitals
Seeing a rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made wearing masks compulsory in its hospitals. “Everyone in our hospitals has to wear a mask compulsorily. Our security staff at the entrance will instruct the patient, their relatives, visitors and staff to adhere to mask protocol,” said Dr Mangala Gomare, executive health officer, BMC.
Similarly, health authorities in Jammu and Kashmir made it mandatory for the hospital staff to wear face masks in view of the uptick in cases this month.
- Apr 11, 2023 07:43 AM IST
Check out which states, UTs made masks mandatory
With the rising cases of Covid over the last few days triggers an alarming situation, several states have issued Covid guidelines and made masks mandatory again. Check out
- Apr 11, 2023 07:38 AM IST
Covovax cleared as booster dose on CoWIN portal
In view of rising cases of COVID-19 in various parts of the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is learnt to have approved the inclusion of Serum Institute’s Covovax on the CoWIN portal as a heterologous booster dose for adults. Read more
- Apr 11, 2023 07:33 AM IST
What IMA believes are reasons for Covid-19 spike in India?
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) warned that the recent spike in Covid cases may be recorded due to the relaxation of virus appropriate behaviour, low testing rates and the emergence of a new variant of the virus. Read more