Union Health Ministry asks State Govts to emulate best practices in various districts to tackle COVID pandemic

May 21, 2021

Union Health Ministry asks State Govts to emulate best practices in various districts to tackle COVID pandemic


Union Health Ministry has asked State Governments to emulate the best practices shared by various district and field officials to effectively tackle COVID pandemic.

In a letter written by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan to all the State Health Secretaries, he has suggested them to replicate the innovative practices by customizing them to the local needs.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the district and field officials of nearly 20 States and Union Territories on Tuesday and Thursday and discussed in detail the innovative strategies adopted by them to effectively manage COVID related issues in their area.

He had also asked them to share the best practices to the Central Health Ministry so that these innovative ideas can be further adopted by more states and districts.

AIR correspondent takes a look at few of the novel ideas shared by the states and district officials.

Marching ahead with the vision that new challenges need new solutions, several States and District Administrations are lauded for their exemplary work in handling the COVID related situation.

Among them includes the idea of active cooperation of RWAs in establishing COVID Care Centres and Isolation Centres effectively demonstrated by Gautam Budh Nagar Administration of Uttar Pradesh.

Where on one hand, Madhya Pradesh shared their prompt isolation and containment measures, Haryana depicted their work-site and drive through Vaccination Centre model and digital solution to health emergencies.

District Administration of Varanasi shared the effective use of Kashi COVID Response Centre (KCRC) to provide one-stop solution for all COVID related queries of common citizens.

Chennai shared their effective use of Taxi Ambulances whereas Chandigarh showed utilisation of Ayush medicines and Ayush Health facilities for COVID management.

Janjgir Champa in Chhattisgarh demonstrated their push to promote Ayush Kadha and Ahmednagar in Maharashtra shared their tiffin box service at the COVID Care Centres.

Mobile OPD, Oxygen Mitra, Oxygen Nurses, Door to door RT-PCR & Rapid Antigen Testing were also among the best practices shared with the states which focus not only on effective COVID management but also on minimising wastage of essential medical necessities.

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