GDP establishes a fact-checking unit, launches Covid newsletter

NEW DELHI: You have created a portal, the Covid-19 Fact Check Unit, which will receive emails and send responses quickly after verifying their accuracy. GDP will also launch a newspaper at 8 p.m. every day to inform citizens about government decisions and developments in the battle against Covid-19. The first newsletter was launched on Wednesday at 6.30pm.

The ministry of health also established a technical group made up of AIIMS professionals, etc. to clarify any doubts in the mind of the general public about any technical aspect of the pandemic. The ministry has also published detailed guidelines for dealing with psychological problems among migrants.

On Wednesday, the cabinet secretary also wrote to all states informing them of the constitution of 11 empowered groups under the Management Act with a clear mandate to decide on various aspects of Covid-19's management. The development of a similar mechanism at the state level has also been requested. State governments have also been asked to hire volunteers to oversee migrant welfare activities.