COVID-19 mock drill held at CHC Sankoo to check preparedness

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Apr 12, 2023
Leh :

Amid the spike in Covid-19 cases in India, a mock drill to check the preparedness and resources to deal with Covid-19 was held at Community Health Center Sankoo on April 10.

During the mock drill, resources available in the CHC Hospital Sankoo to fight Covid-19 were inspected by Block Medical Officer Sankoo, Dr. Ghulaam Hussain, and Dr. Banazeer Khatoon Consultant Anaesthetist. They inspected infrastructure readiness with a special focus on oxygen plants, ventilators, logistics, and human resources at CHC Sankoo.

A mock drill is a trial run conducted to check how the health department and staff manage an emergency using available resources and hospital protocols to avert any chaotic situation.

Earlier, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had advised all the states and Union Territories to effectively implement a five-fold strategy of test, track, treat, follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour, and vaccinate to check the spread.

The ministry has also asked the states to ensure the availability of required drugs and logistics for Influenza and Covid -19 across health facilities. Apart from this, states have been asked to ensure the availability of sufficient designated beds and health workers.