Medical Experts Consulted On Covid Situation In Poll-Bound States: Report

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The Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was additionally current on the assembly. (File)

New Delhi:

Forward of Meeting polls to 5 states, the assembly of the Election Fee of India (ECI) and prime officers of the well being ministry on Thursday to assessment the COVID-19 state of affairs was attended by AIIMS Director Dr. Randeep Guleria and ICMR Director Normal Balram Bhargava, knowledgeable official sources.

The Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan was additionally current on the assembly.

As per sources, an entire assessment of the prevailing COVID-19 state of affairs was accomplished throughout the assembly. The inputs of medical specialists have been taken on making certain the security measures throughout elections.

It was additionally mentioned that full vaccination amongst voters and employees ought to be mandated, sources stated.

The regulation and order state of affairs in poll-bound states forward polls was additionally held with Union Residence Secretary, they added.

Earlier on December 27, 2021, the assembly was held between Union Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan and ballot officers the place they held discussions over the steps wanted to conduct polls within the most secure method amid the emergence of a brand new variant Omicron.

The officers additionally sought options and an in depth report from Union Well being Secretary Bhushan on bettering its COVID-19 protocol for ballot campaigning, polling days, and the dates of counting.

The Election Fee is ready for the meeting polls and is predicted to announce the dates quickly of Goa, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and Manipur legislative assemblies are ending on totally different dates in March and Uttar Pradesh will finish in Could.

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