HOW GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO FIGHT COVID-19


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday surveyed the growing need for adequate human resources for reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic within the country. During this respect, several key decisions were taken which can significantly boost the supply of medical personnel in Covid duty.


The judgments are available in the backdrop of India reporting a massive surge in novel coronavirus cases for the past month. 3,68,147 more people tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 24 hours, taking the entire caseload to 1,99,25,604, said the Union health ministry on Monday morning.

This marks the least decline in new infections because the country had passed the grim milestone of recording over 4 lakh cases on Saturday.


The fatality count of the country went up within the same duration as 3,417 more people succumbed to the disease. The cumulative toll now stands at 2,18,959.

Here are the highest 10 points taken by PM to boost the availability of medical personnel amid Covid-19:


1) A conclusion was taken to postpone NEET-PG for a minimum of 4 months and therefore the exam would not be held before 31st August 2021. Students will lean a minimum of one month of their time after the announcement of the exam before it's conducted.


2) It was also agreed to permit deployment of Medical Interns in Covid Management responsibilities under the management of their faculty, as a part of the Internship rotation. The government may use the services of ultimate Year MBBS students for helping tele consultation and monitoring of mild Covid cases after due orientation by and under the supervision of the school.

3) The services of ultimate Year PG Students (broad furthermore as super-specialties) as citizens may be used until fresh batches of PG Students have joined.

4) B. Sc./GNM Qualified Nurses could also be appointed full-time Covid nursing duties under the custody of Senior Doctors and Nurses.


5)The individuals delivering services in Covid supervision are going to be given priority in forthcoming regular Government recruitments after they finish a minimum of 100 days of Covid duty.


6) The medical students/professionals pursued to be committed in Covid related work are appropriately vaccinated. All Health experts thus engaged are covered under the Insurance Scheme of the presidency for health laborers engaged in battling COVID-19.


7) All such specialists who join up for a minimum of 100 days of Covid duty and complete it successfully also will be the Prime Minister’s Distinguished Covid service e Samman from the Government of India.

8) Doctors, nurses, and allied experts form the backbone of covid management and are the frontline personnel. Their presence of sufficient strength is crucial to handle the patients nicely.


9) Centre had handed out approaches on 16th June 2020 to market the engagement of Doctors/Nurses for Covid duties. The Central Government provided a special Rs. 15,000 crore Public Health Emergency Support to increase facilities and human resources for Covid management.


10)Engaging personnel through the National Health Mission, an additional 2206 experts, 4685 medical officers, and 25,593 staff nurses were enrolled through this procedure.

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