November 29, 2021

Fight Against Covid19 Kept Indian Health Ministry on Its Toes in 2020, Here Is All You Need to Know


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The year 2020 has been very busy for the Union Health Ministry in the war against the country’s Kovid-19 global epidemic. The ministry strengthened the infrastructure of health services in the country as per the time and requirement, enhanced screening facilities and also issued treatment and guidelines for Kovid.

Along with this, the ministry has also kept Corona vaccine on track, due to which the vaccine is expected to be available in early next year. So far more than 17 crore samples have been tested for Kovid-19 in 1200 government and 1080 private laboratories in India.

Let us know that the first case of corona virus infection in the country was reported on January 30 in Kerala and the first death due to this epidemic occurred in Karnataka on April 10. In terms of infection cases, by September, India had become the second most affected country in the world after the US after the disease.

As lockdown restrictions were relaxed in the country in a phased manner, the Ministry of Health began issuing standard operating procedures as per the situation for reopening of shrines, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and offices. The latest name is associated with educational institutions in this list.

The central government had also issued an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for health workers involved in the war against Kovid-19 on 30 March. The government formed 11 empowered groups to manage the Kovid-19 epidemic. The task of these groups was to take informed decisions for corona management in the country.

In September, a sudden spurt in the number of daily cases of corona was seen when the number of cases reported on a single day rose to 97,894 on the 17th. After this, despite the increase in infection in many other countries of the world, there was a decrease in corona infection cases in India.

One crore cases of corona virus infection in India were completed on 19 December. However, during this time the pace of corona in the country was slow and it took about a month to come to 1 million cases. This situation was very different from August to mid-November, when the pace of infection was extremely fast.

With this, India came first in the world in the number of cases recovering from Corona. So far, more than 98 lakh corona infected patients have been cured in the country. India increased the facilities of testing with the production of essential items like PPE and N-95 masks.

During the war against the Corona virus epidemic, India increased production facilities as well as improved facilities such as PPE and N-95 masks to protect against Kovid-19 and reduced domestic dependence by promoting domestic production. .

At the beginning of the epidemic, initially there was only one laboratory in the country as an investigative laboratory at the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. It was raised to 100 at the start of the lockdown and on 23 June ICMR recognized the 1000th test laboratory in the country.

Indian scientists also took the initiative to develop vaccines for treatment, and Indian scientists also took the initiative to develop at least three vaccines. It is being actively considered to approve one of these. Currently, six vaccines are undergoing clinical trials in India.

Along with all the efforts being made to stop the spread of the epidemic, the Health Ministry has also been in regular contact with the media to underline the importance of adopting Kovid friendly behavior among the people. The effect of wearing masks, cleaning hands and observing physical distance were also reported.

As the government is preparing to vaccinate 300 million people in the first phase, the Health Ministry has recently issued ‘Kovid-19 Vaccine Operation Guidelines’ for the vaccination campaign to the states.

The Kovid-19 vaccine will first be given to health workers, front-line employees and people over 50 years of age, followed by those under 50 years of age with other diseases. After this, the remaining population will be given the dose according to the availability of the vaccine.

The Health Ministry has also created a digital platform named ‘Kovin’ for real-time monitoring of supply and delivery of Kovid-19 vaccines. People will be able to register for vaccines as well as see the details related to the availability of vaccines.

The year 2020 has been very busy for the Union Health Ministry in the war against the country’s Kovid-19 global epidemic. The ministry strengthened the infrastructure of health services in the country as per the time and requirement, enhanced screening facilities and also issued treatment and guidelines for Kovid.

Along with this, the ministry has also kept Corona vaccine on track, due to which the vaccine is expected to be available in early next year. So far more than 17 crore samples have been tested for Kovid-19 in 1200 government and 1080 private laboratories in India.

Let us know that the first case of corona virus infection in the country was reported on January 30 in Kerala and the first death due to this epidemic occurred in Karnataka on April 10. In terms of infection cases, by September, India had become the second most affected country in the world after the US after the disease. As lockdown restrictions were relaxed in the country in a phased manner, the Ministry of Health began issuing standard operating procedures as per the situation for reopening of shrines, shopping malls, restaurants, hotels and offices. The latest name is associated with educational institutions in this list.

The central government had also issued an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh for health workers involved in the war against Kovid-19 on 30 March. The government formed 11 empowered groups to manage the Kovid-19 epidemic. The task of these groups was to take informed decisions for corona management in the country.

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