January 23, 2021

NITI Aayog releases compendium on Covid practices by states and Union Territories



Authorities’s premier think-tank NITI Aayog on Wednesday launched a compendium of practices from states and union territories on varied initiatives carried out by them for holding and managing the Covid-19 outbreak.

The practices within the compendium have been disaggregated underneath six sections particularly public well being and medical response, governance mechanisms, digital well being, built-in mannequin, welfare of migrants and different weak teams and different practices.

“Moreover, a abstract of the related authorities of India tips has been included for the aforementioned classes, wherever relevant.” the Aayog mentioned in a press release.

In accordance with the assertion, varied practices adopted by states and UTs within the combat in opposition to Covid-19 vary from preparation of complete route maps for contact tracing to operationalization of cell vans for testing and offering important well being companies to the doorsteps of individuals.

Expertise has been leveraged extensively by a number of states and UTs, together with the usage of robots for delivering meals, water, and medicines to sufferers in hospitals in addition to coaching well being personnel utilizing digital platforms, the Aayog mentioned.

Additional, start-ups have been on the forefront of a number of technological improvements, similar to the event of apps providing telemedicine companies, the Aayog noticed.

The Aayog is of the view that even civil society organizations have labored intently with state governments and district administrations to arrange management rooms for Covid administration, allow the supply of door-to-door meals provides, and mobilize self-help teams for making masks and sanitizers.

“Whereas there may be a lot to be gained by studying from world practices for tackling the pandemic, it’s equally essential to pay attention to practices which are grounded in our realities. As a substitute of anticipating each state to reinvent the wheel, dissemination of such practices permits them to be taught from one another and assist discover options to frequent issues,” NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant mentioned.