Friday, July 30, 2021

PM Modi undertakes comprehensive review of Covid-19 situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday undertook a comprehensive review of the COVID-19 related situation in the country. He was given a detailed picture on the Covid outbreak in various states and districts. He was informed about the 12 states which have more than 1 lakh active cases. The Prime Minister was also apprised about the districts with high disease burden.

Mr Modi was briefed about the ramping up of healthcare infrastructure by the states. He directed that states should be given help and guidance about leading indicators to ramp up healthcare infrastructure.

The need to ensure quick and holistic containment measures was also discussed. The Prime Minister noted that an advisory was sent to the states to identify districts of concern where Case positivity is 10 percent or more and Bed occupancy is more than 60 percent on either oxygen supported or ICU beds.

Mr Modi also reviewed the availability of medicines. He was briefed about the rapid augmenting of production of medicines including Remdesivir.

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