09 April 2020
New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, here on Thursday, 10 multi-disciplinary teams had been despatched to 9 states to coordinate the fight against coronavirus.
Addressing the media, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said, "these teams will coordinate with states on containment plan, hospital preparedness and ventilator management."
The states where these teams have been sent are Bihar, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
During the day, a Group of Ministers (GoM) evaluated the work done so far, challenges ahead and preparation to overcome them, he said.
On the dedicated Covid hospitals, the main focus of the Ministry, he said, the GoM discussed how the number of such hospitals could be increased in states. Detailed discussion also took place on categorisation of hospitals, he added.
Agarwal said there were 5,734 confirmed cases, recovery by 473, and 166 deaths and added, 540 new cases and 17 deaths were in the past 24 hours.