- Title: Indian health minister visits COVID-19 centre to review preparedness
- Date: 5th April 2020
- Summary: JHAJJAR, HARYANA, INDIA (APRIL 05, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (AIIMS), JHAJJAR CAMPUS INDIAN HEALTH MINISTER, DR. HARSH VARDHAN (WEARING PINK SHIRT) WALKING WITH MEDICAL STAFF VARDHAN LOOKING AT PAPERS STUCK ON WALL WHILE INTERACTING WITH MEDICAL STAFF SAFETY HEADWEAR FOR DOCTORS VARDHAN LISTENING TO MEDICAL STAFF SAFETY HEADWEAR BEDS FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS IN ISOLATION WARD MACHINE MEDICAL STAFF BRIEFING VARDHAN ABOUT ARRANGEMENTS VARDHAN ENCOURAGING MEDICAL STAFF WEARING SAFETY GEAR FOR PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIA'S HEALTH MINISTER, DR. HARSH VARDHAN, SAYING: "I did a detailed analysis that the (COVID-19) patients are being treated using scientific techniques. The healthcare personnel are also taking complete precautions and following the protection protocol. Any patient could make a phone call to the medical staff at anytimeâ€¦ I just saw that the patients conveyed their problems with the doctors and nursing staffs over the phone, and their problems were solved." VARIOUS OF VARDHAN LOOKING AT ARRANGEMENTS AND INTERACTING WITH MEDICAL STAFFS
- Keywords: AIIMS Harsh Vardhan Haryana India Jhajjar Narendra Modi coronavirus health minister lockdown
- Reuters ID: LVA001C87R8SV
- Location: JHAJJAR, HARYANA, INDIA
- City: JHAJJAR, HARYANA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:01:55
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Indian Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Sunday (April 05) visited one of the country's premier medical institute's dedicated centre for COVID-19 patients in northern Jhajjar city to look over the medical arrangements.
Vardhan was seen interacting with medical personnel and taking stock of the safety measures that are being taken at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jhajjar Campus, where over 150 patients are undergoing treatment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered the country's 1.3 billion people to remain indoors until April 15 saying that the lockdown is crucial to avoid a catastrophic health crisis in densely-populated India where public hospitals are already overloaded.
India has 3,030 active cases of coronavirus and the country has reported 77 deaths. The numbers are small compared with the United States, Italy and China, but health officials say India is weeks away from a major surge in cases that could overwhelm its weak public health system.
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