Inappropriate COVID behaviour main reason behind rising cases: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare has said that only a few States account for more than 80% of the rising cases. He said negligence towards COVID appropriate behaviour is the main reason behind the rising cases.

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New Delhi: Speaking on the rising COVID cases in India, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare remarked, “Only a few States account for more than 80% of the rising cases. The negligence towards COVID appropriate behaviour is the main reason behind the rising cases. It is important to ascertain that COVID Appropriate behaviour is followed even after the vaccine is available”. He added that we have to make Vaccination a Jan Andolan by increasing awareness about the COVID appropriate behaviours and also about COVID Vaccination. The total vaccination doses are nearing 3 Crore and the vaccination drive is rapidly catching up”, he stated.
Dr. Vardhan was speaking at the 6th Mega-Health camp in Parliament House Annexe for super-specialist consultations for Parliamentarians inaugurated on 15th March by Om Birla, Speaker of Lok Sabha in the presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Harivansh Narayan Singh, Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha and other dignitaries were also present at the event.
On the health facilities being provided at Parliament House Annexe Medical Centre round the year, the Union Health Minister said, “Health is an important subject for all. Services of specialists from various specialities are available along with the provision for laboratory investigations, X ray and ultrasound facilities. In the camps organized during the last few years, a large number of beneficiaries which included MPs, Ex MPs, their family members and other staff members availed of services at the Medical Centre. In-house arrangements have also been made for COVID testing and COVID Vaccine administration this year.”
Special Health awareness camps are organized at the medical centre housed in the Parliament House Annexe from time to time. The camps were organized in the preceding years since 2004 (2004, 2006, 2010, 2015, 2019).
Apart from usual services, SpecialiZed Super Specialist consultations are being offered to members of parliament including Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology. Also, additional Ayush services and nutritional services are offered.
In the camp held in December 2019, almost 240 members of parliament availed of the services. In today’s Mega Health Camp, Super speciality services in Cardiology, Cardiovascular surgery and Pulmonology with specialists from AIIMS have been introduced.
Utpal Kumar Singh, Secretary-General of Lok Sabha, Ms.Abha Singh Yaduvanshi, Addl Secretary, Lok Sabha, Jagdish Kumar, Addl Secy, Rajya Sabha, Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, Arti Ahuja, Addl Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Alok Saxena and other senior officers were present at the event.