Amid spurt in cases, All India Covid drill on April 10-11 | india news

NEW DELHI: Mock drills, in both public and private hospitals, will be conducted across India on April 10 and 11 to assess emergency response for handling covid-19 caseThe government confirmed on Saturday, and stressed the need to maintain optimal testing to identify the emergence of new clusters.
The decision comes amid a gradual but steady rise in Covid-19 cases.
An advisory issued jointly by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and ICMR Director General Rajeev Behl to States/UTs states that the majority of active COVID-19 cases in the country are largely concentrated in Kerala (26%), Maharashtra (26 %) are being reported by some states. 22%), Gujarat (14%), Karnataka (9%) and Tamil Nadu (6%).
The advisory states, “Hospitalization and death rates remain low due to the significant coverage achieved in terms of COVID-19 vaccination in all States/UTs, but public health efforts to prevent this gradual increase in cases Works need to be restarted.” , It added that there will be a virtual meeting with the states on Monday to discuss the details of the mock drill required to take stock of hospital preparedness, capacity building of human resources and vaccination coverage.

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