New Delhi, Mar 15 (FN Bureau) Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said negligence towards COVID-19 appropriate behaviour is the main reason behind rising infections. Speaking during the sixth mega health camp for super-specialist consultations for parliamentarians held in Parliament House Annexe, Dr Vardhan said,’Only few States account for more than 80 per cent of the rising cases. He stressed that it is important to ascertain that COVID Appropriate behaviour is followed even after the vaccine is available. He added ‘we have to make vaccination a Jan Andolan by increasing awareness about the COVID appropriate behaviours and also about COVID Vaccination.
The total vaccination doses are nearing 3 Crore and the vaccination drive is rapidly catching up, he stated. The camp was inaugurated by LokSabha Speaker Om Birla in the presence of Dr Vardhan, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement. On the health facilities being provided at Parliament House Annexe Medical Centre round the year, the Union Health Minister said, ‘Services of specialists from various specialties are available along with the provision for laboratory investigations, X ray and ultrasound facilities. In the camps organised during the last few years, large number of beneficiaries which included MPs, Ex MPs, their family members and other staff members availed of services at the Medical Centre. In-house arrangements have also been made for COVID testing and COVID Vaccine administration this year.’ Apart from usual services, Specialised Super Specialist consultations are being offered to members of Parliament including Cardiology, Neurology, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology.
Also additional Ayush services and nutritional services are offered. In the camp held in December 2019, almost 240 members of parliament availed of the services. In today’s Mega Health Camp, Super speciality services in Cardiology, Cardiovascular surgery and Pulmonology with specialists from AIIMS have been introduced.