India has 15,290 COVID-19 therapy services with over 16 lakh beds: Govt

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 16

Giving particulars of the well being services created within the nation to take care of COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government on Wednesday stated to this point 5.four crore samples have been examined for coronavirus and 40 lakh individuals are underneath surveillance in India.

Responding to a written query in Rajya Sabha Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Nityanand Rai stated India is testing about a million samples a day at 1,697 laboratories throughout the nation.

“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 stated whereas noting {that a} whole 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 stated, including that tips on medical administration of COVID-19 have been issued and are being up to date often.

The Minister stated states are being supported when it comes to 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 have been equipped to states, union territories and central authorities hospitals.

Rai additionally knowledgeable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a high-level Group of Ministers (GoM), the 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 quite a lot of journey advisories had been issued limiting the influx of worldwide travellers by suspending business flights on March 23, the Minister stated these coming in underneath particular preparations are being screened for COVID-19 an infection. “A total of 14,154 flights with 15,24,266 passengers have been screened at airports and screening was also done at 12 major and 65 minor ports and land border crossings,” he stated.

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