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DoNER Minister reviews Covid preparedness in Northeast

Union Development of North Eastern Region or DoNER Minister G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday held a review meeting with the health ministers of the Northeast States to monitor the preparedness

Union Development of North Eastern Region or DoNER Minister G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday held a review meeting with the health ministers of the Northeast States to monitor the preparedness of COVID-19 situation in North Eastern Region.

During the meet, the DoNer minister asked all the State Health Ministers to develop medical and health infrastructure, procure medicines and Covid-19 specific essentials such as masks, PPE kits and oxygen concentrators among others.

Reddy advised the NE States to utilize the unspent balances allocated to the States under The North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme and the Emergency Covid Response Package for the creation of health infrastructure.

He urged states to focus on all COVID protocols as per the SOPs laid out by the Centre and that all measures should be taken for observing Covid-appropriate behavior and management of micro containment zones.

Besides, the Union Minister also requested all the 8 states to adopt the Teleconsultation platform eSanjeevani to ensure that those under home isolation have access to regular health care and monitoring.

The Minister also exhorted the states to strive for 100% vaccination and also requested states to ensure that precautionary doses and vaccination for adolescents between the age group of 15-18 are carried out on mission mode.

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First Published: 13th January, 2022 15:50 IST

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