With Coronavirus Cases On The Rise, Home Ministry Preps Contingency Plan

The coronavirus has affected over 60 people in India as of yet

New Delhi:

With coronavirus cases rising world over and the health and paramedic staff getting stretched thin to provide medical aid to those affected, the central government has asked various ministries to prepare a contingency plan to meet any sort of eventuality.

The Cabinet Secretary held a meeting with concerned ministries, representatives from the Army and the ITBP to review preparedness over coronavirus.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has already shot detailed guidelines to central paramilitary forces and have asked them to prepare quarantine facilities where in people showing coronavirus symptoms would be isolated.

As per the blue print of the contingency plan prepared by the Ministry, the Border Security Force has been asked to be ready with a facility to house as many as 2,000 patients showing signs of coronavirus.

“Twenty locations have been shortlisted for BSF to prepare this facility,” a senior functionary in cabinet secretariat told NDTV.

As per the plan, the BSF has been asked to keep facility ready in Baikunthpur (Siliguri), Jodhpur, Indore, Chakur (MAharashtra), Kharkhan (Punjab),…

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