From Our Bureau
24TH MAY 2020
A total of 1,31,868 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country so far and the death toll mounted to 3,867 on Sunday. An increase of 6,767 cases has been noted in the number of confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. The number of cases under active medical supervision now is 73,560.
So far, a total of 54,442 patients have been cured. In the last 24 hours, 2,657 patients were cured. The total recovery rate is 41.28 percent.
Through a graded, pre-emptive and pro-active approach, Government of India is taking several steps along with the States/Union Territories for prevention, containment and management of COVID-19. These are being regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level.
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan today visited Chaudhary Brahma Prakash Ayurved Charak Sansthan, Delhi which is functioning as a Dedicated COVID Health Centre (DCHC), to oversee the preparedness to manage COVID-19 cases. He visited the various facilities and wards and witnessed first-hand the treatment being provided to COVID-19 patients, through a holistic approach as per the directions of Ministry of AYUSH.
As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Guidelines, the Dedicated COVID Health Centres are hospitals that offer care for all cases that have been clinically assigned as moderate. These could either be a full hospital or a separate block in a hospital with preferably separate entry/exit/zoning. (eom)