Health Ministry organizes virtual conclave for private hospitals providing COVID-19 treatment

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The Health Ministry organized a virtual conclave for private hospitals providing COVID-19 treatment in the country yesterday. It provided a platform for discussion of clinical protocols and best practices in COVID-19 management towards reducing avoidable deaths. While COVID-19 has posed unprecedented challenges to the country’s health care systems, there have been proactive responses from the government as well as the private industry.

The Ministry also encouraged the hospital representatives to share their key concerns and challenges being faced while managing COVID-19 in their facilities. Inaugurating the Conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan reiterated the resolve of the Government to ensure that patient of COVID-19 must not be denied beds and must be provided prompt treatment.

He said, the collective goal must be to have a health system that is available, affordable and accessible to all. He highlighted that the aim of the Centre along with the State Governments is to achieve a mortality rate of less than one per cent.