Corona Infection Index Is On The Upswing As Tests Increase: Health Minister

Tests have increased. So the number of infected is slowly increasing in India. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya claimed that although the daily infection graph index is upward, the situation is not alarming at all. However, keeping an eye on the situation, he sat in a meeting with drug manufacturing companies yesterday. He emphasized on ensuring that there is no shortage of medicines required for the treatment of Corona in the country in the next few months. In addition, the Center officially announced yesterday, from January 1, passengers arriving from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand will be able to board flights to India only after undergoing a mandatory RT PCR test.

Although at a very slow pace, the number of corona patients is increasing in the country. Yesterday the number stood at 267 where 188 people were infected in the country on 28th. However, the health ministry claims that all states have extended testing in the current situation. Because of that, the number of corona patients has increased to some extent. Despite the increase in the number of corona patients in the country, Health Minister Mandaviya has claimed that the situation is under control. 

Meeting of the health minister 

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However, he held a meeting with drug manufacturers yesterday to ensure that there is no shortage of drugs in the country for treatment in the event that the corona virus starts spreading again in the next few months. According to the sources of the Ministry of Health, in yesterday’s meeting, the health minister was informed about the quantity of medicines stocked by the pharmaceutical companies for the treatment of Covid-19. The Health Minister emphasized on ensuring that there is no shortage of raw materials for the treatment of Covid-19 in emergency situations, and that there is no black market of medicines. 

The meeting was directed to look into whether the supply chain or supply system of pharmaceutical companies is working properly. The Health Minister emphasized on ensuring that medicines are properly supplied even to the remotest parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the Center issued guidelines yesterday saying that RT PCR test is mandatory for passengers coming to India from six countries like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. Health Minister Mandaviya said, “If the test results of the passengers coming from those six countries are negative, then they can travel to this country only after uploading the report on the ‘Air Facilitation’ portal.”

Masks have been made mandatory in all government and private schools in Uttarakhand yesterday. Director General of School Education in the state, Banshidhar Tiwari, said teachers, students and all school staff should follow the rules. Along with masks, thermal screening has also been made mandatory. Earlier, masks were made mandatory in schools in Karnataka.

Wrapping up 

It should be noted that according to the report of the Union Ministry of Health yesterday, 267 people were infected with corona in the country in 24 hours. 182 people recovered in 24 hours.