Focus on telemedicine, vaccination: Mandaviya tells five eastern states in COVID-19 review meet

The Union health minister reviewed compliance with coronavirus protocols in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh

Asian News International January 29, 2022 19:41:58 IST
Focus on telemedicine, vaccination: Mandaviya tells five eastern states in COVID-19 review meet

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya. ANI

New Delhi:  Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday virtually interacted with State Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries of five eastern states of Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal to review the public health preparedness for containment and management of COVID-19.

"The fight against COVID is a joint effort and joint responsibility of the Centre and States, and I am happy that we have faced this public health challenge with a collaborative spirit," Mandaviya said in the meeting.

In the meeting, discussions were held on increasing the use of telemedicine, COVID-19 vaccination and compliance with coronavirus protocols and other aspects, the health minister said.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava, AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria, and other senior officials were also present in the meeting.

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