6.2 C
Dublin
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Home Uncategorized Coronavirus | Ensure those in the frontline get PPE, Congress tells Centre

Coronavirus | Ensure those in the frontline get PPE, Congress tells Centre

Senior Congress leader and party general secretary K.C. Venugopal on Monday wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan demanding urgent intervention from the Centre in ensuring Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the doctors, nurses and health worker who are in the frontline in the battle against the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

State Helpline numbers | State-wise tracker | A map of confirmed cases in India

The emergence of hospitals in Delhi and Mumbai as clusters of transmission is a pointer to the ‘alarming’ shortage of the PPE, he noted.

“The growing number of doctors, nurses and health workers with infections underscored the need for ensuring protective gear, masks and hazmat suits. In many instances, the healthcare workers got infected while attending to patients without securing themselves with PPE.”

In the letter, Mr. Venugopal also stressed on a protective protocol to avoid such cluster transmission among the health workers. Any failure in this direction would have catastrophic impact on our collective fight against transmission and treatment.

Data | The Nizamuddin cluster and the coronavirus spread

Noting that there has been an increase in the mortality rate among the NRIs from COVID-19 cases, he asked the Health Minister to take all possible assistance through embassies.

Proper control rooms and emergency medical teams co-ordinating with the respective governments may be constituted in the embassies to provide urgent medical care to the people in need, he said.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Bah, Pandemic! How Theaters Are Saving ‘A Christmas Carol’

For all his flaws, that cranky old miser Ebenezer Scrooge has been a godsend for American theaters. Through recessions and blizzards and other upheavals,...

Liverpool: How one city took on the Covid-19 crisis

shareSharenocloseShare pagelinkCopy linkAbout sharingimage copyrightGetty ImagesWhen the prime minister addressed the nation on Thursday following the announcement of England's latest tier restrictions, he reserved...

Fishing the major bone of contention as Brexit talks enter ‘last week or so’, says foreign secretary

The EU and UK are entering "the last week or so" of "substantive" post-Brexit trade negotiations, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has told Sky News.

Recent Comments