India can have its own model for emergency response for other countries to emulate: Mandaviya, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Highlighting that India’s disaster management model has potential to go beyond the standard operating procedures (SOPs) to be flexible and agile to deal with exigencies on the ground, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said, “Being a vast country with diverse terrains and geographies, India can have its own model for disaster or emergency response which can be emulated by other countries.” Addressing the consultative workshop on the National Emergency Medical Team (NEMT) India, Mandaviya said, “While it is important to learn…

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Third wave: Officials worry over community spread – ET HealthWorld

Many returning after inter-state travel for Christmas and NYE celebrations are testing covid-positive; genome sequencing results are awaited With a spike in Omicron cases, officials worry that a community spread is taking place in the city as 149 new cases were found in clusters after random checking of many with no travel history. However, all of them have mild symptoms and have been shifted to institutional isolation. Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare, Randeep D, said that there have been no severe cases reported in Omicron and all of them…

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India takes ‘Whole-of-Government’ Approach against COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare assert the need to prioritize and systematise all the combined efforts towards effective management. This effort is done to ensure availability of sufficient health care infrastructures in the States/UTs and, to meet the increased demand for providing proper care and treatment to COVID-19 patients.  During the previous year, to support the efforts of the States/UTs, the Central Ministries and Departments with hospitals under their direct control, or under the control of their PSUs, had prepared isolation beds and facilities (ICUs, ventilators, etc.) for…

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