Mock drills would be held at all Covid hospitals throughout the nation due to the rise in instances of the disease, according to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday. Health ministers from every state would participate in this exercise at their level, according to Mandaviya. Tuesday in New Delhi will see Union Health Minister Mandaviya at Safdarjung Hospital.
Mandaviya had a virtual discussion on Covid-19 management earlier on Monday with officials from the Indian Medical Association (IMA), doctors, and public health specialists.
“While it is important to be on the alert and follow Covid-appropriate behaviour, including wearing of masks, it is equally important to prevent an infodemic and share only authentic and verified information on Covid-19. Union Ministry of Health has been sharing information on various aspects of Covid prevention and management. I urge everyone to access and share only verified information and encourage others to also do so,” said the Union Health Minister during the meeting.
Mandaviya urged the doctors and members of IMA to continue to spread authentic information about Covid-19.
“You have been our ambassadors during the country’s fight against Covid-19. I value your contribution and salute the selfless dedication and service of healthcare professionals. I urge you to be our partners and ambassadors to prevent an infodemic by educating the public on various aspects of Covid-19 and its prevention and management aspects,” he stated, expressing confidence that doctors would continue working dedicatedly in the fight against Covid as they have been doing till now.