July 25, 2020
With the daily rising number of Coronavirus number, the centre emphasized six main issues to the Government of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Telangana, Assam, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand with a review meeting.
The centre has instructed these Nine states which are dealing with high pike in the number of COVID-19 cases. Rigorous implementation of pandemic lessons, systematic containment, and correct planning and procurement to plug the gaps in well-being infrastructure are key elements instructed by the centre.
With around three-hour video hyperlinks the centre highlights the six fundamental points to the Government of the above mention nine states. The assembly, chaired by Cupboard Secretary Rajiv Gauba, was attended by the chief secretaries of those states, senior officers of the Union Well being Ministry, and specialists from the nationwide job power in opposition to COVID-19.
> The cupboard secretary is learned to have mentioned that six months into the dealing with of the pandemic, the methods on containment, and surveillance of the infection, breaking the chain of transmission, and bringing down mortality charges had been “well understood”.
> With the current situation now the issue is not the lack of understanding of basic concepts rather the effective implementation. Chief Secretaries should “proactively address the issue of implementation glitches” which will lead to very fast deterioration, the Centre is learned to have communicated to the states.
> These 9 states, which have carried out “sporadic lockdowns or localized lockdowns”, should additionally implement “systematic containment and effective surveillance”, adopted by “strengthening the hospital infrastructure and clinical management”, the Centre mentioned. The surge in circumstances will lead to fatigue amongst healthcare staff, the Centre is learned to have instructed the states. The Centre has additionally requested the states to name in various sources — retired docs, remaining 12 months MBBS college students, and nursing graduates – to deal with excessive caseloads, the sources mentioned.
> Given the gaps in well-being infrastructure that some states have traditionally had, the Centre requested them to implement “rigorous planning” concerning consumables resembling oxygen cylinders, testing kits, and medicines. “Delay in procurement decisions can have grave consequences from the management of the pandemic. Chief Secretaries must ensure that as far as essential medical supplies are concerned there is no delay in procurement decisions.
> The expertise in Karnataka has proven that the “situation can rapidly slide downwards”. Therefore, what is needed is a steadfast and resolute approach by all state governments.
> The states had been additionally instructed that they must have a regular mechanism of ensuring prompt and effective communication with the public. The nation has been inching in the direction of 50,000 each day’s circumstances.
Andhra Pradesh surged to its single-day report excessive of seven. For Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, and Uttar Pradesh Friday’s assembly with the Centre was their second in per week; all these states proceed to report low testing and enormous numbers of circumstances.
Article Written by Dikhya Mohanty
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