Mansukh Mandaviya asked everyone to adhere to Covid Appropriate Behaviour

To ensure that the hospital infrastructure is prepared for the management of Covid-19, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya visited Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.

He had recently interacted with state health ministers to discuss the Covid-19 situation and readiness for treatment and prevention.

Simulated drills were held around the nation to assess the level of readiness for the management of Covid-19, for which clinical readiness at hospitals is essential.

Mandaviya said that mock drills were being carried out at both public and private hospitals and the health ministers of each state were assessing the drills there.

During his visit, the Health Minister engaged in informal conversation with Vardhman Mahavir Medical College staff members and department heads from Safdarjung Hospital. He also patiently listened to the many suggestions made by the heads of various departments, physicians, nurses, and heads of security and sanitation services.

They discussed their job providing 24-hour services throughout the pandemic and their experiences doing so. Furthermore, Mandaviya encouraged the HoDs to hold weekly meetings with their staff, visit all departments physically, and assess their performance to achieve the best results. He also commended the physicians for their outstanding performance throughout the pandemic.

Health Minister Mandaviya asked everyone to adhere to Covid-appropriate behavior and warned against becoming comfortable. He underlined the need to maintain vigilance, avoid disseminating unreliable information, and maintain a high level of preparation.

The Union Health Minister was accompanied by Director General of Health Services Atul Goel, Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital B L Sherwa, and chiefs of other departments, including sanitation.