Foreign help despatched to 38 institutes in 31 states, says Centre

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With the worldwide neighborhood responding to India’s Covid disaster by sending help within the type of medicines, oxygen concentrators and ventilators, the Centre has now begun distributing these, with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday saying 40 lakh gadgets have been despatched to 38 establishments throughout 31 states.

“The global community has extended a helping hand in supporting efforts of Government of India in this collective fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic… The materials are being given by countries due to the immediate and urgent requirements in different parts of the country. This help is over and above what Govt of India is already providing, and is thus an additionality for the states and UTs,” the Health Ministry stated in an announcement.

The checklist of establishments which have obtained the Covid-19 provides embrace 9 hospitals within the Delhi-NCR area, which has been battling a extreme oxygen disaster over the previous couple of weeks. Supplies have additionally been despatched to 14 All India Institutes of Medical Science (AIIMS) throughout the nation and different hospitals beneath the Central Government/PSUs and state government-run hospitals, the Ministry stated.

“The allocations are done keeping in mind equitable distribution and the load on tertiary health care facilities,” the Ministry assertion stated, including, “As the different tranches are coming in, the rest of the States and UTs will also be covered in the coming days.” According to the Ministry, the gear embrace BiPAP machines, oxygen concentrators, cylinders, and pulse oximeters; medication similar to favipiravir and remdesivir; and PPE kits, N-95 masks and robes.

Saying the Centre has adopted a “streamlined and systematic mechanism” to allocate the provides to States and UTs, the Ministry stated the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) are additionally concerned within the course of.

According to the assertion, a cell has been created within the Health Ministry beneath the Additional Secretary [Health] to “coordinate the receipt and allocation of foreign COVID relief material as grants, aid and donations.”

The Centre noticed that it’s main the struggle towards the coronavirus pandemic in collaboration with the states and Union Territories by a “whole of Government” approach.