Tribune News Service
New Delhi, September 19
The central authorities on Saturday reviewed the provision of medical oxygen in 12 high 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 instances 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 increased than that of the nationwide common and urged them to analyse mortalities district and hospital smart for identification of crucial 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 destructive case (examined by Rapid Antigen Tests) is missed and all such instances are mandatorily administered RT-PCR take a look at. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan introduced an in depth standing word of COVID-19 on all these states with explicit concentrate on the variety of exams being performed in every state and UT, their positivity fee and their common each day case fatality fee, availability of well being infrastructure and their district smart oxygen availability.
Bhushan had earlier mentioned there was no dearth of oxygen availability in India however states wanted to problem alerts of inventory outs in time to make sure the provides weren’t interrupted.
India as of immediately has 53,08,014 COVID instances, of which 42,08,431 have recovered and 85,619 folks have died.