27 Dec 2022

Coronavirus Mock Drill: Deficiencies Found At Many Places; Several States Take Precautionary Measures

New Delhi: Amidst the increasing threat of Covid in India, today Coronavirus mock drills are being conducted at Covid Health Centers across the country. Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya visited Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday to review the mock drill. He spoke to the hospital officials and took stock of the preparations made for oxygen supply and ventilators.

Mandaviya said that PM Modi has asked us to be careful from Corona. The government is taking appropriate steps to deal with Corona. Mock drills are being conducted in Covid hospitals across the country so that we can fine tune the arrangements.

Oxygen plant found closed in Ajmer, no power in plant in Bhopal: Deficiencies were found at Many places during mock drill. An oxygen plant was found closed during mock drill at Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in Ajmer, Rajasthan, which was instructed to start soon. 

On the other hand, during the mock drill in Bhopal's district hospital, it has come to light that there has been a power cut in the oxygen plant for one and a half months.

Rs. 104 cr budget approved in Delhi: On the other hand, the Delhi government is making preparations to deal with the Corona situation. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that a budget of Rs. 104 crore has been approved for the purchase of medicines and other arrangements.

Real time data will be available in Delhi: Delhi's residents will be able to access real-time data on the availability of beds, oxygen cylinders and ventilators on a government portal, starting Tuesday, officials said.

Masks mandatory in Karnataka: Meanwhile, Karnataka has introduced precautionary measures by directing the use of masks at theatres and educational institutions. It has also made two doses of Covid vaccination compulsory at bars and restaurants.

The West Bengal government has said it has a six-point plan that focuses on genomic surveillance, oxygen capacity, testing and emergency responses.

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