Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 19
The central authorities on Saturday reviewed the supply of medical oxygen in 12 prime COVID-burdened states of the nation with the Commerce Ministry and Cabinet Secretary holding separate digital conferences.
Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal in a digital assembly requested the 12 states—Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Chandigarh, Telangana, Kerala, Delhi, Punjab and West Bengal—to analyse district stage and well being facility stage standing of oxygen and successfully plan and handle logistical points associated with oxygen availability.
About 80 per cent of the COVID caseload within the country—over 53 lakh circumstances today—is concentrated in these states and UTs.
Cabinet Secretary Rajeev Gauba additionally held a digital meet attended by Union Health Secretary, Secretary, Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, senior officers of the Health Ministry, Ministry of Home Affairs and Chief Secretaries of the 12 State and UTs.
He expressed concern that the case fatality charges of a number of states are nonetheless larger than that of the nationwide common and urged them to analyse mortalities district and hospital clever for identification of important areas of intervention.
Gauba additionally exhorted states to make sure optimum utilization of RT-PCR capability.
He underlined the necessity for guaranteeing that no symptomatic damaging case (examined by Rapid Antigen Tests) is missed and all such circumstances are mandatorily administered RT-PCR take a look at. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan offered an in depth standing word of COVID-19 on all these states with specific deal with the variety of checks being carried out in every state and UT, their positivity price and their common every day case fatality price, availability of well being infrastructure and their district clever oxygen availability.
Bhushan had earlier mentioned there was no dearth of oxygen availability in India however states wanted to situation alerts of inventory outs in time to make sure the provides weren’t interrupted.
India as of as we speak has 53,08,014 COVID circumstances, of which 42,08,431 have recovered and 85,619 folks have died.