Latest Hindi News: India, Army take comprehensive vaccination campaign with nationwide lockdown: Fauchi’s advice to help the Indian army run a comprehensive vaccination campaign with nationwide lockdown
Washington, May 4 (PTI) Dr. Anthony Fauchi, America’s top health expert and chief medical adviser to the White House, expressed concern about the fast-growing cases of corona virus in India and suggested that a nationwide lockdown should be implemented in India Vaccination campaigns should be carried out on a large scale and a large number of temporary hospitals should be set up.
Considered one of the top experts in infectious disease in the world, Dr. Fauchi also advised India to enlist the help of military forces in dealing with the epidemic in an interview to ‘PTI-Bhasha’ on Monday.
He advised that armed forces can be enlisted to immediately construct a temporary hospital.
Dr. Fauchi said, “When China had a serious problem last year, it mobilized its resources to build new hospitals very fast, so that it could provide the hospital to all those who needed to be admitted.” is.”
He quoted media reports that there is a severe shortage of beds in the hospital and people are being looked after in temporary arrangements.
Dr. Fauchi suggested that India should build field hospitals with the help of its army in the same way as are built during the war, so that those who are sick and who need to be admitted to the hospital can get beds. is.
He said that the Government of India is probably already doing it.
He said, “It is clear that the situation in India is very serious”.
Dr. Fauchi said, “When people are getting infected in such large numbers, everyone is not getting adequate care, there is a lack of beds, oxygen and other medical items in hospitals, then it would become a very disappointing situation.” is. In view of this, we feel that the whole world should help in every possible way. ”
He said that there are some things that India can do in the immediate, medium term and long term.
Dr. Fauchi said, “The first thing they should do is to start vaccinating more and more people, whether they are vaccines developed by them or vaccines purchased from other suppliers like Russia and America.”
He said, however, that the problem arising from vaccination today will not end. This will help prevent the problem in several weeks.
Referring to the steps that can be taken immediately, he said, “I know that India is already taking many steps, so I am not telling you something that you are not already doing. A few days ago I suggested that lockdown should be implemented in the country and lockdown has been implemented in some parts of India.
Dr. Fauchi said, “China did this last year, it did it when the transition spread to Australia, New Zealand did it, many other countries implemented full lockdown for a limited period. You do not need a six-month lockdown. You can apply lockdown for a few weeks. ”
“It is clear from experiences of implementing lockdowns in other countries that lockdowns reduce the rate of infection and break the continuity of infection,” he said.
Dr. Fauchi said that other countries of the world can help India by providing materials and workers, such as the US providing oxygen cylinders, concentrators and generator units.
He said that India often helps other countries in emergency situations.
He said, “India is under great pressure due to increase in cases of corona virus, in such a way other countries should help it like America.”
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