Top Indian Doctors' Group: "Mask Up, Avoid Foreign Travel"
Indian Medical Association, the leading medical organisation in the nation, today urged the general population to start acting in a Covid-appropriate manner. To combat "the approaching Covid outbreak," it was advised to wear face masks in public places, keep social distance, and regularly wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer. Soon after, union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated in the parliament that the government is monitoring the country's increasing number of Covid cases and provided a list of steps being taken to stop the virus's spread. He claimed that genome sequencing has been mandated for all states, and that random sampling of international flyers has also begun as of today.
Avoiding public events like weddings, social or political gatherings, and overseas travel has been advocated by the IMA. Additionally, it urged people to seek medical attention if they experienced any symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, loose stools, etc. and to obtain the Covid immunisation with a preventive dose as soon as possible. The Indian Medical Association warns and exhorts the public to adopt COViD-appropriate behaviour with immediate effect in light of the unexpected increase in COViD cases in many nations. According to the records that are now available, major nations like the United States, Japan, South Korea, France, and Brazil have recorded approximately 5.37 lakh new cases in the past 24 hours. In the past 24 hours, India has recorded 145 new cases, of which four instances are the novel China strain.
It urged the administration to increase readiness "for any such event as observed in 2021" by giving the required directives to the relevant Ministries and Departments to provide the emergency medications, oxygen supplies, and ambulance services.
"There is no immediate cause for concern because the issue is not urgent. Prevention is preferable to cure "It was ad.
According to sources, after today's high-level Covid review conference, which will be presided by by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Centre may also send a warning to all states. States can be urged to forbid crowded New Year's celebrations.
Face masks, social isolation, and heightened virus screening are likely to be emphasised in the advisory.
Those arriving from China who have spent at least seven days there may be required to submit to mandatory testing. Passenger testing at random at one percent will probably be encouraged as well. According to sources, the preparation to bring the infrastructure needed for testing and quarantine back will be finished within the next seven days.
Government sources told news agency ANI that there has been no order made by the central government to limit incoming flights from the nation, where a surge of Covid cases has been reported, despite calls from opposition parties to immediately suspend all international flights from China.
The order to suspend connecting flights to India that are arriving via China has not yet been issued, despite the fact that there are no direct flights operating between China and India or from India to China. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) will make the final decision; the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is only an implementing ministry, according to government sources quoted by ANI.
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