Earlier, the Union health ministry had issued guidelines for management of monkeypox to all states and UTs to ensure preparedness to deal with any potential crisis.
States were advised to involve Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centres for notification of cases, case management, ensuring community engagement through campaign for observation of dry day, use of personal protective measures, etc.
Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya expressed dismay over World health Organization’s (WHO) Excess Covid Mortality Report in India, during his at the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva. Mandaviya tore into the global health body and exposed their lies of inflating Covid death numbers in India by over 10 times. Watch this video.
The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2 last year.
At the press meet to announce marathon runner Sunil Sharma and some others joining the Aam Admi Party, Jain, citing the Jahangir Puri communal violence, said that the city's law and order situation is not good in the city.
"As for the directions given or not given by the Prime Minister, I would like to inform everyone that it is because of the PM's timely and correct directions that India has been able to do the best Covid management and vaccination," said Mandaviya to the house.
The summit 'STEP Up to End TB 2022' was held on World TB Day 2022 to reiterate India's commitment to eliminating the high-burden infectious disease by 2025, five years ahead of the global goal of SDG 2030.
The minister also added that apart from pandemic and health emergencies, there is an ample scope of collaboration among countries like in the field of vaccine preventable diseases with high morbidity and mortality and for those diseases with no vaccines available currently such as AIDS, TB, etc.
Earlier on January 10, Mandaviya had held a meeting with the health ministers and senior officials of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Daman & Diu.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya On Country’s Covid Preparedness
The Health Minister released a theme song and a film to mark the occasion of achieving 100 cr vaccination milestone. The theme song has been voiced by renowned Padma Shri Awardee Kailash Kher. The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharti Praveen Pawar was also present on the occasion.
The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for people over 60 years and those aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.
Releasing the National Comprehensive Guidelines, the Union Minister said these modules will provide guidance to doctors and healthcare workers to deal with the issues of long term effects of Covid.
The countrywide vaccination drive against the corona virus has been recorded to 80 crore doses till date and Friday was described as as a golden chapter in world history.
India's vaccination coverage against coronavirus under the mass vaccination drive has crossed the landmark of 63 crore. Over 73 lakh doses have been administered in the last 24 hours.