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Nationwide Mock Drill to be conducted at all health facilities on Tuesday as part of Covid emergency preparedness

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New Delhi: Union Health Ministry has written to all the States and Union Territories regarding holding a Mock Drill at all health facilities across the country on Tuesday. In a letter to the Additional Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary (Health) of all States and Union Territories, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the objective of this exercise is to ensure operational readiness of these health facilities for the management of COVID. He said, during the Mock Drill focus will be on the availability of health facilities, bed capacities, optimal availability of human resources including doctors, nurses and paramedics, availability of advanced and basic life support ambulances, testing capacities and medical oxygen.

The letter said that the Mock Drill may be done under the overall guidance of District Collectors in close consultation with officers of the Health Department of the State and Union Territories.

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