New Delhi: With 29 confirmed cases of coronavirus in India, as several administrative and medical steps are being taken, top Chinese doctors treating patients in Wuhan advised their Indian counterparts to prepare a plan, train medical staff and educate the public. Also Read - How Novel Coronavirus Affects Your Nervous System?

“China and India are the most important countries in Asia. We have some similarities like large population” with united families and similar medical system,” Qiao Jie, President of the Peking University Third Hospital who was drafted for controlling coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, said when asked what advise the Chinese experts would give to their Indian counterparts. Also Read - Virus May be an Invisible Enemy, But Our COVID-19 Warriors Are Invincible: PM Modi

“The first important requirement is to have enough medical staff ready to treat the infections,” Qiao said. Also Read - Over 8,000 COVID-19 Cases Recorded in India For Second Straight Day, Total Tally Goes Beyond 1.90 Lakh Mark; Death Toll at 5,394 | 10 Points

The training should include how to protect themselves putting on the protective clothing and take it off and prepare the much-needed equipment ready for both invasive and non-invasive treatment.

The Union health ministry has issued an advisory to all schools asking them to avoid any large gathering of students in premises. The ministry also asked them to ensure the availability of soap and water in restrooms at all times. The advisory further stated frequently touched surfaces like door knobs, switches, desktops, hand railing should be disinfected.

Quarantining and treating are not easy. “It is a very tough job, it has to be done not only by the health care workers but also the government,” one Chinese doctor said. “Other departments such as police, transport etc also have to work together. That is the only way to control the epidemic not only in China but also in other countries,” he said.