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 GOM on #covid19 discussed identification of additional quarantine facilities, development of isolation wards, training of health workers & doctors being undertaken by the States/UTs.#SwasthaBharat#COVID19indiapic.twitter.com/6Xyp5zGgmB
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) March 11, 2020
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.
As per the plan, the BSF has been asked to keep facility ready in Baikunthpur (Siliguri), Jodhpur, Indore, Chakur (MAharashtra), Kharkhan (Punjab),…