Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya Visits Bhuj Airforce Station to Evaluate Preparations
Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya took charge of reviewing the preparedness measures on Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ in Kutch, Gujarat, as the cyclone, categorized as a “very severe cyclonic storm,” is expected to make landfall on June 15. In his visit to Bhuj Airforce Station, the minister evaluated the preparations made by the ‘Garuda’ Emergency Response Team of the Indian Air Force, expressing confidence in their ability to ensure the safety of life and property from the impending cyclone.
Reviews Emergency Preparedness in Hospitals
Continuing his assessment, Dr. Mandaviya visited the K K Patel Super Speciality hospital in Bhuj, where he examined the emergency preparedness measures. He specifically reviewed the availability of essential resources such as oxygen, ventilators, and critical care beds in government hospitals, trust-run hospitals, and other healthcare facilities across the Kutch district. The Union Health Minister also emphasized the need for immediate arrangements of additional health facilities, if required, after the cyclone passes.
In another important interaction, Dr. Mandaviya engaged with the drivers of the 108 emergency ambulance service in Kutch. Recognizing their enthusiasm and support, he praised their dedication and regarded them as a confidence booster in dealing with the cyclone situation.
Interacts with 108 Emergency Ambulance Service Drivers
The visit by the Health Minister highlights the government’s proactive approach towards ensuring the safety and well-being of the residents in the face of natural calamities. Dr. Mandaviya’s evaluation of the preparedness measures in Bhuj Airforce Station, hospitals, and his interaction with emergency ambulance service drivers underlines the commitment to providing efficient emergency response and healthcare services during challenging times.
The cyclone ‘Biparjoy’ is being closely monitored, and the Union Health Ministry remains prepared to provide necessary support and assistance to the affected areas in Gujarat, safeguarding the health and welfare of the people.