In Covid review meet, PM calls for audit of installation, operation of ventilators provided to states

In a high-level assembly chaired to take inventory of the Covid-19 state of affairs within the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took observe of studies about ventilators mendacity unutilised in some states and directed that an instantaneous audit of set up and operation of ventilators supplied by the Centre must be carried out. Modi additionally pressured on the necessity of localised containment methods in areas the place the positivity charge is excessive.

“The Prime Minister added that refresher coaching for correctly working ventilators must be supplied to healthcare employees if crucial,” an official assertion learn.

Modi additionally requested officers to formulate a distribution plan for making certain oxygen provide in rural areas, together with offering oxygen concentrators. “The Prime Minister mentioned that crucial coaching must be supplied to well being employees within the operation of such gear, and energy provide must be ensured for clean operation of such medical gadgets,” the assertion added.

Modi additionally acknowledged that testing must be ramped up in areas recording excessive positivity charge. “States must be inspired to report their numbers transparently with none strain of excessive numbers displaying adversely on their efforts. PM requested for augmentation of healthcare sources in rural areas to deal with door-to-door testing and surveillance. He additionally spoke about empowering ASHA and Anganwadi employees with all crucial instruments to assist battle the pandemic,” the assertion knowledgeable.

Through the course of the assembly, the Prime Minister was knowledgeable that exams have gone up considerably throughout the nation — from round 50 lakh exams per week in early March to round 1.three crore exams per week now.

Relating to vaccination, the Prime Minister requested officers to work carefully with the state governments to speed-up inoculation drives throughout the nation.

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