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Govt releases Rs 8257.88 cr to States, UTs towards India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package in 2020-21

The Government has released 8257.88 crore to the States and Union Territories towards the India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package during 2020-21. Similarly, 1113.21 crore rupees was released during the financial year 2019-20.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharti Pawar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. She said 23 thousand 123 crores rupees approved by the Cabinet under India Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package- Phase-II to be implemented from 1st July 2021 to 31st March 2022.

This includes 15 thousand crore as Central Component and 8123 crore as State component. The Minister said it aims to support State, Union Territories for ramping up Health Infrastructure including those in rural, tribal and peri-urban areas. She said that the daily liquid medical oxygen LMO supply, which was about 1292 MTs per day in February 2021 increased to 8593 MTs in April 2021.

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