The Centre on Thursday asked states with high covid positivity rate among healthcare workers, such as Telangana (18%), Maharashtra (16%), Delhi (14%), Karnataka (13%), Puducherry (12%) and Punjab (11%), to see if adequate protection is being taken and also check the infection status of places from where these people come.
We have drawn attention of these states and Union territories to this issue. It has to be seen whether the standard protocol for hospital infection practices is being followed and adequate protection is being taken by the healthcare workers, said Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, ministry of health and family welfare.
The states and Union territories concerned have also been alerted to check the infection status of the localities from where the healthcare workers come, he said.
With 3,924,563 covid -19 cases, India is close to cross the total count of Brazil and becoming the country with the second-highest number of such cases after the US.
The country recorded more than 83,000 covid cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll was at 68,529.