Recently, Mansukh Mandaviya, the union health minister, has urged state and union territory administrations to avoid inciting unwarranted panic among the populace. In light of an increase in incidents, he has also urged them to convene review meetings to inspect the infrastructure.
On Friday afternoon, after concluding the Covid review conference with the health ministers of the states and the union territories, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya requested that review sessions be held to assess the infrastructure, increase testing, and prepare for an increase in cases. He has also urged the state governments to avoid inciting unwarranted panic among the populace.
देश में कोविड-19 की स्थिति को लेकर राज्यों एवं UTs के स्वास्थ्य मंत्रियों के साथ समीक्षा बैठक की। इस दौरान कोविड टेस्टिंग एवं जीनोम सीक्वेंसिंग के साथ कोविड नियमों के पालन का प्रसार बढ़ाने पर बात हुई।
हमें सतर्क रहना है और अनावश्यक भय नहीं फैलाना है। pic.twitter.com/vSmOV9qr80
— Dr Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) April 7, 2023
During the meeting, Mandaviya talked about Covid testing and genome sequencing. She also emphasised that it is Mandaviya’s responsibility to inform the public of the suggested Covid rules and to ask them to abide by them. The Union Health Minister has declared that on April 10 and 11, nationwide Covid mock drills will be held to evaluate the readiness of all hospital infrastructures. Additionally, he has urged all state governments to remain vigilant.
In the previous 24 hours, 6,050 coronavirus positive cases were reported in India. There are currently 28,303 active cases. In the previous day, coronavirus was blamed for 14 deaths across the country. Fourteen out of the reports came from states other than Kerala, including three from Maharashtra, two from each of Rajasthan and Karnataka, one from each of Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab, and one that was reconciled. According to PTI, the optimism rate for the day was 3.39 percent and for the week was 3.02 percent.