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Health minister visits Safdarjung hospital to review Covid-19 preparedness

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday visited Safdarjung Hospital to review a mock drill carried out to assess Covid management preparedness.

The health minister visited the hospital to review the preparedness against Covid pandemic in case of another wave. The objective of this exercise was to ensure operational readiness of these health facilities.

“I recently reviewed the covid-19 status, preparedness, prevention and its management with State Health Ministers. Mock drills are being conducted across the country today to review the preparedness for management of covid-19, for which clinical readiness at hospitals is crucial. Government as well as private hospitals are undertaking mock drills today. State health ministers are reviewing the drills in their respective states,” Mandaviya said.

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He had an informal interactive session with heads of departments and staff of Safdarjung hospital and Vardhman Mahavir medical college, the statement said.

“He spent around an hour with the heads of various departments, doctors, nurses, heads of security and sanitation services and listened with patience to their numerous suggestions on quality hospital management, clinical practices, infection control measures, sanitation processes and patient-centered high quality healthcare provision,” it added.

The minister cautioned against complacency and urged everyone to follow COVID Appropriate Behaviour. He emphasized to remain on the alert, refrain from sharing unverified information and ensure high level of preparedness.

“COVID cases are rising all over the world and India might witness a spike in cases too. Hence it is important that the entire COVID infrastructure in terms of equipment, processes and human resources are at a state of operational readiness”, he stated.

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