MHA writes to States:
- Any restrictions on the movement of medical professionals and para-medical staff can lead to severe constraints in rendering COVID and non-COVID medical services. As such, ensuring 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. Functioning of these medical facilities, which supplement the regular medical infrastructure, and relieve the burden on hospitals, is also crucial. States and UTs have been urged to ensure that such clinics and nursing homes continue to function without any hindrances.
- All States and UTs should ensure that their officials allow smooth movement of all medical professionals, nurses, para medical, sanitation personnel and ambulances, and ensure the opening of all private clinics, nursing homes and labs with all their medical professional and staff. Such movement shall also be facilitated inter-State, wherever required.
Home Secretary, Government of India