The office of Ayushman Bharat that comes under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been sealed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.
New Delhi| The nodal agency for Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), the office of the National Health Authority, was sealed in Delhi after one of the employees tested positive for COVID-19.
For Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries, testing and treatment for COVID-19 were being carried free of cost at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals.
Earlier this month, the National Health Authority had passed the order stating at the time that the move would strengthen the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As soon as the employee was confirmed with novel coronavirus our office was sealed. At least 25 employees have been quarantined,” the source told IANS, adding, “thankfully the staff was not much because 50 per cent employees are working from home.”
In attempts to flatten the curve of COVID-19, India is under lockdown, however, some states continue to see a rapid increase in cases.
In the last 24 hours, India recorded at least 1,336 new cases of the novel coronavirus.
This takes the total count to 18,601 including 14759 active cases, 3252 cured/discharged/migrated and 590 deaths as per health ministry.
The highest number of confirmed cases in India are from Maharashtra (4,666), followed by Delhi (2,081), Gujarat (1,939), Madhya Pradesh (1,485), Rajasthan (1,576) and Tamil Nadu (1,520), according to the health ministry’s data.