Bhubaneswar: In a letter to all Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has asked to allow smooth movement of medical professionals, paramedics, sanitation personnel, ambulances and ensure opening of all private clinics, nursing homes and labs with all medical professional and staff. Interstate movement shall also be facilitated whenever required.
This decision was taken in a meeting chaired by the Cabinet Secretary through video conferencing on 10th May, wherein the issue of restrictions being imposed by some States/UTs on the movement of mescal professionals was flagged.
The letter also pointed out that restrictions on their movement can lead to severe constraints in rendering XOVID and non-COVID medical services.As such, ensuring the unhindered movement of all such medical professionals is essential for meeting public health requirements and saving precious human lives.
At many places, private clinics and nursing homes are also reported to have not been allowed to open. The functioning of these medical facilities’ which supplement the regular medical infrastructure, and relieve the burden on hospitals, is also crucial. Such clinics and nursing homes should be allowed to function without any hindrance.