Teams sent to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur, reporting high number of COVID-19 cases : Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health:

Daily new cases in the country continue to show a decline during the second wave. Average daily new cases declined from 3,89,803 cases between 1st-7th May to 46,258 cases between 26th June – 2nd July.

Total doses of COVID19 Vaccine administered – 34.01 crore

The average daily vaccination against Covid19 increased to 39.89 lakh doses in June, driven by a jump since the Centre took over procurement and supplies of 75% of domestically produced

We should not lower the guard; we must buy time to vaccinate a significant proportion of our people. Whether there will be a third wave or not, it is in our hands. We will be ready for it but we also need to be disciplined said Dr VK Paul, Member, NITI Aayog

The Union Government has been leading the fight against the global pandemic with a ‘Whole of Government’ and ‘Whole of Society’ approach.

As an ongoing effort to strengthen efforts of various State/UT Governments for COVID management, the Central Government has been deputing Central teams from time to time to visit various States/UTs.

These teams interact with the State/UT authorities and get a first-hand understanding of the challenges and issues being faced by them so as to strengthen their ongoing activities and remove bottlenecks, if any. 

The Centre has today deputed multi-disciplinary teams to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Manipur in view of the increased number of COVID-19 cases being reported by these States.

The Teams will be supporting them in their efforts for targeted COVID response and management, and effectively tackling the pandemic.

The two-member high level team to these states consists of a clinician and a public health expert. The teams will visit the States immediately and monitor the overall implementation of COVID-19 management, especially in testing, including surveillance and containment operations; COVID Appropriate Behaviour and its enforcement; availability of hospital beds, sufficient logistics including ambulances, ventilators, medical oxygen etc., and COVID-19 Vaccination progress.

The teams will monitor the situation and also suggest remedial actions.

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