Newdelhi:10/3/20:Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba reviewed the actions and preparedness for the management of novel coronavirus with Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories through video conferencing yesterday.
He emphasized upon actions like surveillance at points of entry (PoE), surveillance in the community, laboratory support and hospital preparedness.
Mr Gauba called upon States to scale up logistics, quarantine facilities, capacity building, information management and risk communication.
One more new case has been reported from Punjab. As of now there are 44 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. As many as 11,913 cases are under Integrated Disease Surveillance program (IDSP) community followup.
404 Indian contacts of the US citizen tested positive in Bhutan have been identified and put under surveillance in Assam.
A total of 9 lakh 41 thousand 717 international passengers from 8 thousand 827 flights have been screened at airports till now with 54 passengers being referred to IDSP or hospitals.
To meet the increasing demand and convenient screening of passengers, manpower deployed at airports have been substantially increased.
There are now 286 doctors, 160 nurses and 295 paramedics stationed at airports across the country.