How ready India is to fight Coronavirus? Checks PMO

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How ready India is to fight Coronavirus? Checks PMO
How ready India is to fight Coronavirus? Checks PMO

New Delhi : The Prime Minister's office on Saturday reviewed India's preparedness to combat Coronavirus, that has gripped China with 56 deaths and 2000 infected people till Saturday.

At a meeting chaired by PK Mishra, Principal Secretary to the prime minister, health ministry officials presented an update about the response measures being undertaken in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in China, official sources said.

The meeting was held on the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The meeting was attended by the cabinet secretary, home secretary, foreign secretary, defence secretary, health secretary, civil aviation secretary and several other top officials.

Releasing an official statement, the health ministry officials briefed PK Mishra about the preparedness of hospitals, laboratories as well as on measures being taken for the capacity building of rapid response teams to deal with possible cases of coronavirus.

So far, 20,000 people from 115 flights at seven international airports in the country have been screened, the statement said.

The National Institute of Virology labs are fully equipped to test the virus.

All state and district health authorities have been alerted and are in a state of preparedness for prevention and possible management, if required, it said.