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Focus on containment, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to States with high viral COVID load

Focus on containment, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to States with high viral COVID load

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2020 7:39 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Sunday asked states with high load of Covid-19 cases to focus on effective implementation of lockdown measures and containment strategy.

The Cabinet Secretary gave the directions in a videoconference with all the Chief Secretaries and Director General of Police of the states and Union Territories and also asked them to review the preparedness for COVID-19response.

He also said that the states need to focus on medical infrastructure which includes adequate availability of isolation beds, ICU beds, ventilators etc.

Meanwhile, the government said that through a graded, pre-emptive, and proactive approach, it is taking several steps along with the states and UTs for prevention, containment, and management of the viral disease. “These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level,” it added in a statement.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also asserted that the situation is improving in the country as Hot Spot Districts (HSD) are becoming Non-Hot Spot Districts (NHSD).

The comments came against the backdrop of his visit to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in a bid to take stock of preparedness to overcome the viral disease.

Harsh Vardhan has urged the people to observe the lockdown 2.0 in letter and spirit and to treat it as an effective intervention to cut down the spread of COVID-19. (IANS)

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