Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya held a high-level meeting on Wednesday amid increasing cases of corona virus in Southeast Asia and European countries. Dr. VK Paul of NITI Aayog, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director of AIIMS and Health Secretary were present in the meeting.
News agency ANI quoted sources as saying that Mansukh Mandaviya instructed to maintain vigilance, aggressive genome sequencing and intensive surveillance in the meeting. During the meeting, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya also reviewed the Kovid-19 vaccination program and the resumption of international passenger flights from March 27. In view of the increasing cases of corona in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam and some European countries, the Union Health Minister held this meeting.
Union Health Minister held a meeting with Niti Aayog’s Dr VK Paul,AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, Secy Pharma&Secy Health,on rising Covid cases in South East Asia&European countries.He directed to maintain alertness,aggressive genome sequencing&intensified surveillance:Sources pic.twitter.com/vAsPJaoej4
— ANI (@ANI) March 16, 2022
Who was involved in the meeting?
Senior government officials including Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, Biotechnology Department Secretary Dr Rajesh Gokhale, Pharmaceutical Department Secretary S Aparna, NITI Aayog Member (Health) VK Paul, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava and AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria attended the meeting. , Dr NK Arora, President, NTAGI’s COVID-19 Working Group participated.