A nationwide mock drill is being conducted in all the hospitals today to assess the Covid-19 emergency preparedness in the country.
It is in view of rising covid-19 cases in some countries. During the drill, resources available in the hospital to fight covid are being assessed including the infrastructure readiness, with particular focus on oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics and human resources. The decision to carry out the drill comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting on covid situation in the country.
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya visited Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi this morning to review the mock drill. Talking to media, he assured that the government is fully prepared to deal with any eventuality if Covid cases increase in the country. The Minister said, mock drills are being conducted across covid hospitals in the country today to make sure people get proper treatment.