(New Delhi)Travellers Advised To Refrain From Travel to China
As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Cabinet Secretary held a high level review meeting on the preparedness for Novel Coronavirus with Secretaries of Health and Family Welfare,External Affairs, Home Affairs, Civil Aviation, Dept of Health Research, and representatives fromITBP, AFMS and NDMA, here today. Cabinet Secretary has held six review meetings so far.
A new Travel Advisory has been issued urging everyone to refrain from travel to China; travellers on return could be quarantined. Also, anyone with travel history of China since 15th Jan 2020 and from now on could be quarantined.
As of today, 58,658 passengers from 445 flights have been screened. Total of 142 symptomatic travellers picked up by the IDSP have been referred to the isolation facilities. 130 samples have been tested of which 128 have been found to be negative. The two positive cases found in Kerala are being monitored and areclinically stable.
The second batch of 330 passengers (including 7 Maldivan citizens)from Wuhan have arrived in India. Of these, 300 (including 7 Maldivan citizens) are housed at ITBP Chawla Camp and 30 are in Manesar. They are being effectively monitored.
[New Delhi]To Mark 251st Anniversary of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Homage Ceremony Organised at Amar Jawan Jyoti, During the recent flash floods in J&K, over 100 medical teams of AFMS were mobilized for providing medical aid to more than 95,000 flood affected civilian population
On the occasion of 251st Anniversary of AFMS, the Chief of Army Staff Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag visited the Research + Referral (RR) Hospital + Base Hospital to interact with the patients and wished them good health and early recovery in the new year.
A Homage Ceremony was also organised at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate today. Wreaths were laid by the Lieutenant General BK Chopra, Director General AFMS and Senior Colonel Commandant and the three Director General’s Medical Service of Army, Navy and Air Force to pay homage to the martyrs.
The Medical Services of Army, Navy and Air Force under the unified umbrella of Armed Forces Medical Services have a rich heritage. The health care system continues to strive and preserve the health, fitness and the indomitable spirit of our soldiers, sailors and airmen and their families in both war and peace besides its care to the veterans. In remote and forward areas these services are extended to Para Military Forces and civilians too.
The AFMS has delivered selfless and dedicated service in providing aid to civil authorities in UN Peace Keeping Missions and natural or manmade disasters. During the recent flash floods in J&K, over 100 medical teams of AFMS were mobilized for providing medical aid to more than 95,000 flood affected civilian population, which were highly appriciated. Over the years, AFMS has earned a formidable reputation in India and abroad and have always lived up to the motto, `Sarve Santu Niramaya`.
Lieutenant General B.K. Chopra, Director General AFMS and Senior Colonel Commandant and the three Director Generals Medical Service of Army, Navy and Air Force paying homage to the martyrs, at Amar Jawan Jyoti, in New Delhi on January 01, 2015.