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Govt undertook 3-pronged strategy to deal with COVID-19: Health secretary

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NEW DELHI: A 3-pronged strategy was undertaken by the authorities to deal with COVID-19 which was based mostly upon strengthening well being techniques and forging new partnerships, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Wednesday stated.

Speaking on the inaugural session at Asia Health 2020 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, he stated a “whole of society and whole of government approach” with sturdy management, communication and choices based mostly on science was undertaken by the federal government.

“The second approach was strengthening health systems by building on past efforts, by relying on current strategies, by deploying new technology, by strengthening existing partnerships and forging new partnerships. The third approach was the digital initiatives undertaken by the union authorities to assist in our battle towards COVID,” he stated.

Expressing concern over disparity in funds of medical professionals, All India Institute Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Dr Randeep Guleria emphasised on the necessity for having high quality and uniform medical schooling throughout the nation.

“This will help in optimum utilisation of manpower in the public and the private sector,” he stated.

The discussion board was additionally addressed by Dr Shah Abdullah Mahir, Minister of State for Health, Maldives; and Silvia Paula Valentim Lutucuta, Minister for Health, Angola.

Mahir stated realisation, social acceptability and acceptance in the direction of digital healthcare in Maldives has elevated on account of COVID-19.

Lutucuta stated the federal government of Angola is making an important effort in attaining common well being protection based mostly on strong major healthcare that considers not solely preventive measures and remedy but additionally the standard of care.

“We are convinced of the role that technology and scientific advancement has to play in containing COVID,” she stated.

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