New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will virtually evaluate the COVID-19 situation, public health preparedness, and response actions being done in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh in the context of the Omicron strain of SARS-CoV-2, today at 3 p.m. today,
Mandaviya held a high-level meeting with Southern state and UT health ministers on Friday, emphasising the importance of e-Sanjeevani, teleconsultation, monitoring home isolation, and improving RTPCR in states with low percentage testing.
Dr. K Sudhakar (Karnataka), Dr. Veena George (Kerala), Ma Subramaniam (Tamil Nadu), and Thanneeru Harish Rao (Tamil Nadu) were among the state health ministers who attended the high-level review meeting (Telangana).
He also asked the states to speed up the immunization of children aged 15 to 17 and those who are due for their second dosage.He held a high-level conference with nine Northern States and UTs earlier this week, advising them to deliver COVID testing and vaccination data as soon as possible.
In addition, the Union Health Minister stated that testing should be increased in states where it has decreased.He also recommended states and UTs to ensure that those in home isolation are monitored effectively in accordance with the National Guidelines.