Govt: Battling Covid with 15,290 centres, 16L beds

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 16

Giving particulars of the well being services created within the nation to take care of the Covid-19 pandemic, the federal government right this moment mentioned thus far 5.four crore samples have been examined for the virus and 40 lakh persons are below surveillance in India.

Responding to a written query within the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Nityanand Rai mentioned, “India is testing about one million samples a day at 1,697 laboratories across the country.”

“As on September 10, a total of about 40 lakh persons have been kept under surveillance. A total of 5.4 crore samples have been tested so far,” the minister mentioned, whereas noting {that a} complete of 15,290 Covid-19 therapy services with 13,14,171 devoted isolation beds, with out oxygen help, have been created.

“Also, a total of 2,31,269 oxygen-supported isolation beds and 62,694 ICU beds (including 32,241 ventilator beds) are available in the country,” Rai mentioned, including that pointers on medical administration of Covid-19 had been issued and had been being up to date frequently.

The minister mentioned states had been being supported by way of provide of logistics and as on September 10, 1.39 crore PPE kits, 3.42 crore N-95 masks, 10.84 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets and 29,779 ventilators and 1,02,400 oxygen cylinders had been equipped to states, union territories and Central Government hospitals.

Rai added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a high-level Group of Ministers (GoM), Cabinet Secretary, a Committee of Secretaries and senior officers within the Union Health Ministry proceed to observe public well being response to Covid-19 within the nation.

Noting that various journey advisories had been issued proscribing the influx of worldwide travellers by suspending industrial flights on March 23, the minister mentioned these coming in below particular preparations are being screened for Covid-19 an infection.

Congress slams time restrict on Covid debate

The Congress on Wednesday got here down closely on the federal government for imposing time restrictions on the Covid-19 debate within the Rajya Sabha the place somewhat over two hours had been put aside for the dialogue. As many as 15 Opposition events wrote to House Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in search of 4 hours for the controversy on the ‘once in a century’ calamity.

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