Better health infrastructure has no direct link with COVID mortality: Health Secy


New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that better public

health infrastructure has no direct bearing on deaths caused due to Novel Coronarius, but in order to reduce mortality, it is important that patients receive timely treatment.

In a press briefing, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, when asked about the high number of deaths due to COVID-19 in urban areas of Maharashtra, despite having better health facilities, said better health facilities can’t stop death.

He said, ‘If you look at European countries, the system of public health and hospitals in France, Italy and

Spain was comparatively much better than in our country. Despite this, there were large-scale COVID-19 deaths.

‘The question is not if you have a large number of hospitals and better facilities are available in the hospitals, then there will be no deaths due to corona. The question is whether the people, who were found Corona positive, came to the hospitals at the right time or not.

‘In Delhi too, when Corona cases were dealt with during the months of June and July by formulating a strategy, the Union Home Ministry and the Union Health Ministry found that most of the deaths were taking place in the first 72 hours.

‘This means that Corona patients were coming to the hospital quite late. This made it difficult for the doctors to ensure their recovery.”

He said in order to deal with this situation, it is necessary to perform more Corona tests, so that the infected can be identified soon. The infected people can be isolated and after isolation, they can be rushed to the hospital. This way, the doctors will have time to treat patients, which will increase their chances of recovery, he added.

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