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Preventing resurgence of Covid cases discussed: Govt – ET HealthWorld


New Delhi: The strategy to prevent resurgence of Covid-19 cases through various public health measures has been deliberated upon in different technical committees and the Centre continues to advise states to strictly follow the strategy of ‘test-track-treat-vaccination and adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour’, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. Minister of state for health Bharati Pravin Pawar said this in response to a question on whether the government has undertaken any detailed study with experts on how to minimise the threat and likelihood of a third wave of the pandemic, if not prevention.

In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, Pawar said the strategy and interventions required to prevent resurgence of Covid-19 cases through instituting various public health measures has been deliberated upon in various technical committees under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Directorate General of Health Services.

These technical committees include subject experts from the field of public health, clinicians, scientists, microbiologists, etc. drawn from eminent public health institutions and hospitals as well as the World Health Organization.

The Ministry of Health continues to advise states to strictly follow the five-fold strategy of “Test-Track-Treat-Vaccination and adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour”, Pawar said in the reply.

States and Union Territories have been accordingly advised the same through formal communications, video conferences as well as through deployment of central teams.

On whether the health infrastructure has been strengthened and expanded to meet the challenges throughout the country, Pawar said health is a state subject but the Union government has supported the states and strengthened existing health infrastructure.





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