COVID-19 Emergency Response And Health System Preparedness Package Approved ; To Be Implemented Over Next 5 Years Across India

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NEW DELHI, Apr 09: A centrally funded five year scheme to strengthen national and state-level health systems was approved on Wednesday. The “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package” will be implemented in three phases from January 2020 to June 2020, from July 2020 to March 2021 and from April 2021 to March 2024.

The key activities to be implemented dedicated Covid-19 hospitals Isolation blocks, ICUs with ventilators oxygen supply in hospitals, strengthening of laboratories, hiring of additional human resources and incentives to human resource and community health volunteers.