In the wake pf explosive spread of Covid-19 during the second wave, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harshvardhan visited AIIMS to review the facilities available at AIIMS Trauma Centre , the facilities available including the oxygen supply in the trauma centre of AIIMS for the Covid patients. In the review meeting AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria and other doctors from AIIMS was also present.
“Covid – appropriate behavior implementation is the biggest challenge before us. People have become casual during second wave. We are doing everything to speed up vaccination and bring more vaccine in to the country. We have already given ventilators to the states and they are not demanding more because they are not able to use the current ones because of lack of space. In the last week we took many decisions to strengthen the supply of oxygen on the same dynamic pattern as we did last year,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.
“Our biggest fight this time is to teach COVID appropriate behaviour to the people. People have adopted a casual approach which is very dangerous. COVID Appropriate behaviour is the biggest social tool we have to break the chain.”In order to encourage the public from following CAB in the quest for a COVID free environment, he put out statistics that demonstrate the diligence of the general public along with the hard-work of healthcare and frontline workers: “India has 52 districts with no fresh cases in 7 days, 34 districts with no fresh cases in 14 days, 4 districts with no fresh cases in 21 days and 44 districts with no fresh cases in 28 days.” Says the statement
On Remdesivir he said , “He also detailed steps taken by the Union government to stop black marketing of drugs like Remdesivir and Itolizumab”.