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Health Minister and IMA to Hold Meeting To Discuss Covid-19 Situation

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ANI    26 December 2022

Today, Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya is scheduled to hold a virtual meeting with the Indian Medical Association (IMA) via video conferencing at 4 p.m. regarding the COVID-19 situation and preparedness. On Saturday, Dr. Mandaviya stated that the government has been working to control the spread of COVID-19 and urged people to wear masks and follow COVID-appropriate behavior.

 

In the press release, he urged people to wear masks, avoid crowded places, and follow COVID-appropriate behavior. He added that the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to hold mock drills at all health facilities across the country on December 27 in the wake of the COVID alarm due to a surge in infection in many countries.

 

He explained that this measure was taken to ensure readiness in the availability of oxygen support and ICU beds, among other preparedness measures, in case of a surge of COVID cases in India. Additionally, on December 22, Prime Minister Dr. Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting to assess the COVID-19 situation in the country. He emphasized testing and strengthening surveillance measures.

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