Posted On: 10 MAY 2021, Delhi
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|India Fastest globally to Administer 17 cr vaccine dosesNearly 18 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs Free of Cost by Govt. of India, so farGlobal Aid comprising of Oxygen concentrators, cylinders, generation plants and more than 3 L Remdesivir Vials received and expedited to States/UTsESIC installs oxygen plants at two hospitals in Delhi NCR; will facilitate augmentation of critical care facility in these hospitals|
PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Nearly 18 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs Free of Cost by Govt. of India, so far
More than 1crore doses still available with States/UTs to be administered
Over 9 Lakh doses in addition will be received by States/UTs in next 3 days
Global Aid comprising of Oxygen concentrators, cylinders, generation plants and more than 3 L Remdesivir Vials received and expedited to States/UTs in their fight against COVID-19
- India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage achieves the Landmark of 17 Cr doses
- India Fastest globally to Administer 17 cr vaccine doses
- More than 20.31 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated
- Average daily recovery of more than 3.28 lakh cases recorded in last 10 days
- The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.09%.
- Three States/UTs have not reported any COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are D&D & D&N, Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep.
Factually incorrect to state no provision for expenditure on COVID-19 vaccination by the Central Government: Finance Ministry
This is with reference to the media report in ‘The Print’ entitled “The reality of Modi Government’s vaccine funding: Rs. 35,000 crore for States, zero for Centre.”
It is factually incorrect to state that there is no provision for expenditure on COVID-19 vaccination by the Central Government. The amount of Rs. 35,000 crore has been shown under the Demand for Grants No. 40, titled ‘Transfers to States’. Vaccines have actually been, and are being, procured by and paid for by the Centre through this head of account. The use of this Demand for Grants has several administrative advantages. Firstly, because expenditure on vaccine is one-off expenditure outside the normal Centrally Sponsored Schemes of the Health Ministry, separate funding ensures easy monitoring and management of these funds. Also, this grant is exempted from the quarterly expenditure control restrictions applicable to other demands.
Tata Memorial Centre Strengthens Rapid Pan-India Response to the Second Wave
A FedEx 777 cargo plane landed in Mumbai this morning with 81,000 kgs of medical equipment for Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) and its associated hospitals for distribution across India. The chartered flight carried in 3,400 portable oxygen concentrators along with 300,000 N95 masks. A few hours later, an Air India passenger plane landed in Delhi with an additional 400 concentrators. These are the third and fourth shipments that Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) has brought in over the past two weeks.
TMC, besides providing life-saving services, is also sourcing and allocating medical equipment for over 200 hospitals across India that are part of the National Cancer Grid (NCG). Dr. Rajendra Badwe, Director of TMC, says, “We have the singular focus of getting these units to the hospitals throughout India so that many can breathe well. For details:
ESIC installs oxygen plants at two hospitals in Delhi NCR; will facilitate augmentation of critical care facility in these hospitals
The ESIC under the Ministry of Labour and Employment has installed oxygen generation plants at two hospitals in Delhi NCR area. A 440 LPM capacity plant has been installed at the ESIC Hospital and Medical College in Faridabad, while another plant of 220 LPM capacity was commissioned at ESIC Hospital in Jhilmil, New Delhi today. This will enable these hospitals to augment the availability of their ICU and Ventilator beds.