Harsh Vardhan emphasizes on sturdy community surveillance & tracing contact

24-03-2020

Agencies, New Delhi, Mar 24(UNI) With an aim to contain the spread of deadly Coronavirus, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday emphasized on sturdy community surveillance and tracing contact.

Reviewing the status of containment and management of COVID-19 in the country with the National Health Mission’s Managing Directors, the Union Health Minister said, 'It is the need of the hour that all the people who are either in home or facility quarantine, need to maintain strict vigil, and practice the laid down protocols of social distancing, and personal hygiene. Special care needs to be taken of the elderly, pregnant women and small children'.

While visiting National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) control room and the Testing Laboratories, he said that NCDC has been taking a lead role in undertaking investigations of disease outbreaks all over the country employing epidemiological and diagnostic tools.