The Central Government is all set to supply 50,000 ‘Made in India’ ventilators to Indian states.
The Indian Government,decided to supply India made ventilators to fight the Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 in India.
Various state governments and union territories would get ventilators.
To fulfil this made in India ventilator supply Initiative, the Government of India (GoI) allocated Rs. 2,000 crores from the PM-CARES funds.
According to sources, as of now, 2,923 ventilators have been manufactured, out of which the 1,340 ventilators are already delivered to states and union territories.
The states and union territories which received the ventilators are Maharashtra and Delhi, two of the worst affected states by COVID-19.
Maharashtra and Delhi received 275 ventilators each. By the end of the June, the Central Government would likely to deliver 14,000 ventilators to fight COVID-19.
The other affected states where these ventilators have been sent are Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90) and Rajasthan (75.)
Besides ventilators, the Central Government released an amount of Rs. 1,000 crores for welfare of migrant labourers.
The Central Government directed state governments to use the given fund for accommodation, food, medical treatment and transportation of the migrants.
Out of the Rs. 1,000 crores, highest amount has been given to Maharashtra (Rs.181 crores,) followed by Uttar Pradesh (Rs.103 crores,) Tamil Nadu (Rs.83 crores,) Gujarat (Rs.66 crores,) Delhi (Rs.55 crores,) West Bengal (Rs.53 crores,) Bihar (Rs.51 crores,) Madhya Pradesh (Rs.50 crores,) Rajasthan (Rs. 50 crores) and Karnataka (Rs. 34 crores.)
Meanwhile, India’s Covid-19 tally climbed to 4,40,215 as 14,933 new infections and 1,78,014 active cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
Despite increasing cases and other problems like lack of medical equipment, hospital beds and other such needs, India improved its recovery rate of the Coronavirus infected patients to 55.8 % in the past few days.
The number of active cases are less than the cured/discharged cases till the 23rd of June.
Stay tuned for further updates.