Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya has directed the officials to boost ongoing monitoring and surveillance of new COVID-19 variants and cases. Mr. Mandaviya today chaired a meeting in New Delhi with the key experts and officials of the country on the new XE variant of COVID-19.
On the medical infrastructure and resources front, the Minister directed officials to constantly review the availability of essential drugs and medicines required for COVID treatment. He further emphasized that the ongoing vaccination drive must be carried out at full pace and all eligible should be vaccinated.
The meeting was attended by NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V.K. Paul, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, AIIMS Director Dr Randip Guleria, Director General of Indian Council of Medical Research Dr Balrama Bhargava and other senior officials.