Spl Secretary, Health, reviews preparedness on nCoV

Spl Secretary, Health, reviews preparedness on nCoV

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New Delhi, Jan 29 : Health Secretaries of states with 21 identified airports along with the Airport Health Organisation Officers (APHOs), Health Secretaries of the states bordering Nepal (Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim) and other states/UTs on Wednesday reviewed with Sanjeeva Kumar, Special Secretary (HFW) their preparedness for prevention and management of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV).

Kumar through video conferencing reviewed the preparedness status of all the States/UTs regarding thermal and symptomatic screening which has been initiated at all identified airports. Thermal screening sensors are operational and few more such equipment is being procured. States bordering Nepal reported that adequate steps have been taken at the land check posts, and people contacts and meetings have been organised at villages in the bordering areas.(UNI)