A- A A+
Last Updated : Sep 22 2020 10:30PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
National Education Policy will establish India as global education destination: PM Modi            Parliament passes several important Bills including Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill & Companies (Amendment) Bill            Opposition misleading farmers on farm bills: Agriculture Minister N S Tomar            COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 80.86%            PM Modi to review preparedness of COVID response & management in six high focus States, UTs tomorrow           

National News

May 09, 2020
8:33PM

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan appreciates efforts of North Eastern states in containing coronavirus pandemic

@DrHVoffice
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today held a high level meeting through video conferencing with North Eastern States to review the status of COVID-19 in the region along with the measures being taken for its containment and management. The meeting was held with Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. 

During the meeting, Dr Vardhan said, it is a huge relief and very encouraging to see green zones in most North Eastern States. He said, till date, only Assam and Tripura have active COVID-19 cases and the other States are all in the green zone. He said, we should focus and work together by converting the orange zones to green zones and maintain the protective status across the States.
 
To maintain the positive status of COVID-19 management in the North East, Dr. Vardhan advised the States to ensure that the returning migrant labourers, students and those returning from abroad should be screened and quarantined as per the guidelines and protocol. 

He urged States to aggressively pursue the download of Aarogya Setu app to aid contact tracing and surveillance, and for self assessment by people. He advised the States to put the information of facilities earmarked for COVID-19 like the dedicated COVID hospitals, COVID Health Centres and Care Centers in public domain to help people access the services. 

The States were also informed that funds have been allocated by Ministry of DoNER for strengthening of the health infrastructure. For the States that have international borders, Dr Harsh Vardhan stated that these States need to take adequate measures in border areas to prevent exposure by conducting screening of all individual entering the State at entry points. The States were also reminded that in addition to the COVID-19 care, non-COVID-19 health services were equally important and should not be neglected.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 22 (Sep) Midday News 22 (Sep) Evening News 22 (Sep) Hourly 22 (Sep) (1910hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 22 (Sep) दोपहर समाचार 22 (Sep) समाचार संध्या 22 (Sep) प्रति घंटा समाचार 22 (Sep) (2200hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 22 (Sep) Khabrein(Day) 22 (Sep) Khabrein(Eve) 22 (Sep)
Aaj Savere 22 (Sep) Parikrama 22 (Sep)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 22 (Sep) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 22 (Sep) Spotlight/News Analysis 22 (Sep) Employment News 22 (Sep) World News 22 (Sep) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 22 (Sep) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 19 (Sep) North East Diary 20 (Sep)