PM Modi today 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. PM was also apprised about the districts with high disease burden.
PM was briefed about the ramping up of healthcare infrastructure by the states. PM directed that states should be given help & guidance about leading indicators to ramp up healthcare infrastructure.
The need to ensure quick & holistic containment measures were also discussed. PM noted that an advisory was sent to the states to identify districts of concern where Case positivity is 10% or more & Bed occupancy is more than 60% on either oxygen supported or ICU beds.
PM also reviewed the availability of medicines. He was briefed about the rapid augmenting of production of medicines including Remdesivir.
PM reviewed the progress on vaccination & the roadmap for scaling up production on vaccines in the next few months. He was informed that around 17.7 crore vaccines have been supplied to the states.
PM also reviewed the state wise trends on vaccine wastage. PM was briefed that around 31% of eligible population over the age of 45 has been given atleast one dose.
PM spoke about the need to sensitise states that the speed of vaccination doesn’t come down.
Citizens should be facilitated for vaccination despite lockdowns and healthcare workers involved in vaccination must not be diverted for other duties.
Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Piyush Goyal, Mansukh Mandaviya other ministers and top officials were present in the meeting.
The entire State of Kerala will be under lockdown from 6am on 8 May to 16 May.pinarayi vijayan – cm, kerala
This is in the background of a strong 2nd wave of COVID19.
Guidelines on the lockdown have been issued. There is no need for panic.
Availability of essential articles/services will be ensured.
Lockdown is essential to ensure COVID19 spread is contained and that our lives are secure.
Let us all cooperate. We shall overcome.
MK Stalin – CM elect, Tamil Nadu:
The functioning of the Ministries and Departments in Tamil Nadu have undergone lot of changes.
There is a compulsion to change the names of the Departments with foresight in view of the expectations of the people, the challenges, the goals to be set and the aim of the Govt.
Dr S Jaishankar – External Affairs Minister:
- Just concluded the bilateral Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with British counterpart Dominic Raab.
- Focussed on our responsibility for implementing the 2030 Roadmap. Confident that we will see early progress on many fronts.
- Also explored our strategic convergences across regions.
- Discussed the Indo-Pacific, global health challenges and UN cooperation in some detail.
Shri Govind Mohan, IAS, Additional Secretary,Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India is scheduled to call on the West Bengal Governor tomorrow at 10 am at Raj Bhawan, Kolkata.jagdeep dhankhar – governor, west bengal
A Jet Serve Ambulance with a patient onboard lost a wheel during takeoff from Nagpur.Hardeep S Puri – Union Minister
Showing immense presence of mind Capt Kesari Singh belly landed the aircraft on foam carpeting in Mumbai.
This video captures the crucial moments after belly landing of the ambulance flight on foam carpet in Mumbai.
All onboard are safe.
Kudos to the crew & ground professionals.
Reviewed Covid19 ground situation & various initiatives that we are aggressively working on to contain the surge in Punjab with my colleagues from INC Punjab.
Urged our MPs to follow up with Centre on supply of vaccine, oxygen & tankers shortage to fight the deadly 2nd wave.
Department of Space:
Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh today said that Department of Space has gone beyond its call to provide COVID related support mainly liquid oxygen to States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh.
In an online review meeting, Chairman, ISRO, Dr. K. Sivan said that 9.5 tonnes of oxygen is being given to Tamil Nadu and Kerala per day, besides the oxygen capacity of Andhra Pradesh and Chandigarh was augmentd.
He said, 87 Tonnes of LOX manufactured and supplied by ISRO Propulsion Complex, IPRC already given to Tamil Nadu and Kerala by ensuring 24×7 work schedule. Moreover, 12 MT of LOX sent to augment Oxygen availability in Andhra Pradesh.
He said, the Department is also ensuring supply of Oxygen cylinders for local public in Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Advanced Medical devices designed including ventilators, Prana, and VaU and manufacturing to be taken up with industries at the earliest.
Dr Jitendra Singh was informed that the Space Application Centre at Ahmedabad has successfully converted 2 Liquid Nitrogen Tanks of about 1.65 lakh litres into liquid oxygen tanks for storage and supply in Ahmedabad and nearby hospitals. Moreover, Face Shields and PPE kits are also being supplied to hospitals in Ahmedabad.
Dr Jitendra Singh also asked the department to explore the possibility of creating more COVID Care Centres apart from the ones established in Bengaluru, Shillong and Sriharikota.
The Minister expressed satisfaction over the various measures taken the Department of Space to contain the COVID menace and specially appreciated the introduction of Bio-bubble teams and vaccination of about 30 percent of the staff so far.