States Gear Up To Tackle COVID-19, Bihar Doctors Face Absenteeism Heat

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States Gear Up To Tackle COVID-19, Bihar Doctors F
With over 4,000 cases coming to light, the coronavirus crisis in the country continues to deepen. All state governments are involved in repairing the health services infrastructure but the situation is far from satisfactory.

According to Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, the state government has placed an order for 1 lakh kits for rapid testing. Work on rapid testing will begin from Friday. Apart from this, 27,000 PPE kits have also been ordered.

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The number of coronavirus patients in Delhi has crossed 500. The Delhi State Cancer Institute has been closed after 18 patients were identified there.

Meanwhile, in Bihar, confrontation is increasing between doctors, health care workers and the state government amid rising coronavirus cases.

Doctors and health care workers are not reporting for duty because there are no arrangements for safety gears.

The state government has issued notices to 76 doctors and other medical staff and asked why action against them should not be taken under the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Act.

Apart from this, preparations are underway to take action against 122 staff members who have been absent from duty.

Meanwhile, according to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, there are a total of 10 laboratories in the state for coronavirus testing. The UP Covid Care Fund will also be used to buttress the state’s health infrastructure. The total number of patients in the state is 308.

According to the Jammu and Kashmir Health Department, there are a total of four test laboratories in the state. Apart from this, there are 2,500 isolation beds and 1,000 quarantine beds.

The Finance Commissioner has claimed that there are sufficient numbers of PPE kits in the state and also announced the commencement of rapid tests in the state soon.

In Bhubaneswar, a 1,000-bed special hospital is ready for Covid-19 patients. CM Navin Patnaik has inaugurated it via video conferencing.

Apart from this, from April 9, the state government has made it compulsory for everyone to cover their mouth and nose when stepping out of their homes.

Dr Sudhakar Rao, posted at the Narsipatnam Area Hospital in Visakhapatnam, has alleged that he was given a mask and told that it will have to be used for 15 days. Dr Rao asked if the government feels that coronavirus patients will not reach here?

Meanwhile, a walk-in sample kiosk has been set up in Kerala’s Ernakulam district. Over here, people can arrive on their own and give their samples for testing.

Kerala is among those states which have high numbers of coronavirus cases and the Pinarayi Vijayan government is dealing with the epidemic on a war footing.

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