Mansukh Mandaviya holds review meet, asks 9 states, UTs to ramp up COVID testing
New Delhi, Jan 25: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a virtual meeting with nine states and United Territories on Tuesday to take stock of the prevailing Covid-19 situation.
The states and UTs which took part in the virtual interaction are Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Ladakh, Uttar Pradesh and Chandigarh.
During the meeting with states/UTs, Mandaviya advised them to send COVID testing and vaccination data timely. He also said that testing should be ramped up in the states where it has gone down.
He also told the states/UTs that as a large number of people are opting for home isolation, they should be monitored as per national guidelines.
Earlier on January 10, Mandaviya had held a meeting with the health ministers and senior officials of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra & Nagra Haveli and Daman & Diu.
Earlier, Union Health Minister had interacted with the Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu.