Centre gives Rs 1,828 cr to states for fight against Covid-19


New Delhi, Jul 31 (IANS): The Centre has provided Rs 1,828 crore so far to states and union territories under the emergency Covid response package to combat the pandemic.

A total of 15 percent of the allocated amount for 'Emergency Covid Response Package' by the Central Government has been sent to the states and UTs to empower the fight against Covid-19. This package will prove helpful in the development of health infrastructure and in the fight against Covid-19 across the nation, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

In a tweet, Mandaviya said, "It is 15 percent of the total amount of the package". This package will be helpful in the development of health infrastructure across the nation, he said.

As India is reeling under the second wave of the Covid pandemic, the allocated fund would accelerate the vaccination drive against the virus.

India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 46 crore on July 30. Cumulatively, 46,15,18,479 vaccine doses have been administered through 54,94,423 sessions, as per the data of the Health Ministry. A total of 52,99,036 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, India registered a single-day rise of 41,649 new cases in the last 24 hours. India's Covid-19 tally climbed to 3,16,13,993 on Saturday.

The death toll stands at 4,23,810 with 593 more people succumbing to it in the last 24 hours, the Union health data said. Out of the total number of people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,07,81,263 have already recovered and 37,291 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours. This accounts for an overall recovery rate of 97.37 percent.

 

  

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    The reason why all states want to create RTPCR pandemic hoax is exposed! They get money which can be easily diverted into pockets with created data and expenditure accounts nobody can ask for their audit. The state enjoying authoritarian powers people can't held them accountable as protests are barred and judiciary too buys pandemic narrative to curtail freedom of people, win win situation for recklees governance. Wake up or Perish is the only way left for the people.

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  • Sunil K, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 31 2021

    @Dev - There's no point - the educated people have been fooled. Now big pharma will make tons of easy money asking people to take booster shots every 3-6 months for the rest of their lives. The vaccine should have been used only for the people with co-morbidity conditions or those in life threatening condition but governments have turned ordinary people into drug addict. Sadly our uneducated politicians in India are corrupt to the core and follow guidelines issued by the West without using any common-sense.

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