Nationwide drills are being held today to check how prepared the hospitals are to tackle any spike in Covid cases. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya oversaw the drill at the Safdarjung Hospital this morning. The exercises are being led by health ministers of the states concerned.
India recorded 157 new COVID-19 cases today.
The COVID response mock drills to check readiness to deal with any increase in the number of Coronavirus cases was successfully held at hospitals across the state, Karnataka Health Minister Sudhakar said on Tuesday.
He assured that readiness will be constantly monitored and reviewed.
The Minister also called on people to join hands with the government and follow precautionary measures, while making it clear that there is no proposal to impose restrictions that will hamper economic activities.
To assess Kerala’s preparedness to appropriately deal with another outbreak, if any, of COVID-19, a mock drill was held at the Kozhikode Medical College on Tuesday.
The drill was carried out to assess the readiness of the medical college to cater to category ‘C’ COVID-19 patients, those who need ventilator support, and also the availability of PPE kits, masks and requisite medicines, in the wake of a recent surge in infections in China.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s office where the southern state’s COVID-19 related preparedness, among other things, was discussed.
Health authorities in Goa conducted mock drills at designated hospitals, including the super speciality block at the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), on Tuesday to check the state’s preparedness to deal with rise in COVID-19 cases.
State Health Secretary Arun Kumar Mishra, who supervised the mock drill at the GMCH, said the state is geared up to face any situation.
Talking to reporters at the super speciality block of the GMCH, Mr Mishra said intensive care units, oxygen plants, medicine supplies, wards among other facilities were checked during the mock drill.
There is enough oxygen supply to meet the peak hour requirement at the hospital, he said.