SME Times News Bureau | 02 Jul, 2020
Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Chief Ministers of Delhi, Haryana
and Uttar Pradesh for a unified strategy for COVID19 in the National Capital
He emphasised on the need to focus on more testing of those suspected of
Covid19 so that the infection rate in the NCR region can be reduced.
Shah said that adoption of more
testing via Rapid Antigen Test Kits will help in reducing infection
transmission rate below 10 percent as suggested by World Health Organization.
He said nearly 90 percent of screening is possible through these
kits. These kits can be provided by Government of India to Uttar Pradesh and
Haryana governments in numbers desired by them.
The Union Home Minister emphasising on the importance of the
humanitarian perspective to save lives of the poor and the needy, said the
focus should be on early hospitalisation of patients, so that the mortality
rate can also be reduced.
Shah also emphasised on the wide use of Arogya Setu and Itihas Apps to
help COVID19 mapping in the NCR.
Union Home Minister added that the AIIMS Delhi Telemedicine consultation model
being used in Delhi for COVID patients should be replicated in Uttar Pradesh
and Haryana also.
He suggested that UP and Haryana can join AIIMS-Telemedicine
COVID consultation through which patients can get advice by expert doctors. The
training for doctors in small hospitals in UP and Haryana can be provided by
AIIMS with the help of Tele-videography.
V.K Paul, Member NITI Ayog also gave a presentation on the
strategy of tackling COVID19 in NCR. He provided details of best practices
adopted in Delhi-NCR and the way ahead.
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare
Harshvardhan, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister
of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar, Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and
senior officials of the Government of India, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi
governments were present at the meeting.