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Mar 16, 2020
8:08AM

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviews preparedness in states and Union Territories

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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan reviewed the status of  actions taken by States and Union Territories and their preparedness regarding prevention, containment and management of COVID-19 in New Delhi yesterday. He also directed officials to scale up the capacity of round the clock Control Room Helpline 011-23978046 in view of increased volume of queries.

Dr Harsh Vardhan was apprised of the emerging international and national status on COVID-19, and the steps by Government of India and the States and Union Territories for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. He also advised the states and UTs for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in the hospitals and adhere to all laid down protocols for containment and management of COVID-19.

Dr Harsh Vardhan discussed the further measures to be taken for strengthening capacities of the states, mass awareness among the people for prevention through social distancing, work-from-home etc. Outcomes of the discussion of the meeting held yesterday will be put up to the Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19, at their meeting today.

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