Haryana to give PPE kits to private doctors at govt rates

Source : IANS
Author : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, May 18th, 2020, 17:54:29hrs

Chandigarh, May 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has decided to provide superior quality PPE kits, N-95 masks and hand sanitizers to private doctors at the government rates.

The decision was taken at a virtual meeting on Monday, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and attended by district representatives of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and civil surgeons.

It was also decided that private health clinics, nursing homes and dental clinics would be included in the special economic package announced by the central government micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs).

If a private doctor gets infected with Covid-19, his treatment will be carried out at the government expense.

The Chief Minister said Arogya Setu app could be effective in dealing with the pandemic. Over 50 lakh people in Haryana have downloaded the app.

Health Minister Anij Vij said with the cooperation of all private doctors, the state would soon become a coronavirus free state. The corona warriors had done remarkable job in providing security cover to 2.5 crore people of the state, he added.

--IANS

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