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PIB’S BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 09 MAY 2021 6:30PM by PIB Delhi


 

 

 

  • Govt. of India has so far provided more than 17.56 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free ofCost
  • Global Aid including 14 Oxygen Plants and more than 3 L Remdesivir Vials proactively cleared and rushed to States/UTs to combat COVID-19
  • Nearly 4200 MT Oxygen delivered by Oxygen Expresses to Maharashtra, MP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, & UP
     

 

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MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

 

Govt. of India has so far provided more than 17.56 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free ofCost
More than 72 lakh doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered
Over 46 Lakh doses in addition will be received by the States/UTs in the next 3 days

For Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717176

 

Global Aid including 14 Oxygen Plants and more than 3 L Remdesivir Vials proactively cleared and rushed to States/UTs to combat COVID-19

  • 6,608 Oxygen Concentrators, 3,856 Oxygen Cylinders, 14 Oxygen Generation Plants, 4,330 ventilators/ Bi PAP/ C PAP and more than 3L Remdesivir vials have been delivered/ dispatched, so far.
  • The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has exceeded 16.94 Cr today as the Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive expands further.
  • 4,03,738 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
  • Ten States reported 71.75% of the new cases in last 24 hours.
  • The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.09%.

For Details :https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717184

 

IAF COVID AIR SUPPORT MANAGEMENT CELL (CASMC) OPERATIONS

The IAF is operating a Covid Air Support Management Cell (CASMC) at Palam Air Base since 27 Apr 21. The primary task of the cell is to efficiently coordinate for the distribution of all the relief aid coming from foreign countries. The cell is operational round the clock. Resources have been coordinated to cater for surge operations which include manpower, ground handling and loading eqpt and vehicles like flat top trailers and fork lifters.

For Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717241

 

Nearly 4200 MT Oxygen delivered by Oxygen Expresses to Maharashtra, MP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, & UP

So far, Indian Railways has delivered nearly 4200 MT of LMO in more than 268 tankers to various states across the country.68 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey so far.

For Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717245

 

DG AFMS gets nod to recruit Ex-AMC/SSC medical officers

The Ministry of Defence has issued an order to Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DG AFMS) for recruitment of Ex-Army Medical Corps (AMC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) medical officers. Under the ‘Tour of Duty’ scheme, 400 ex-AMC/SSC medical officers, released between 2017 and 2021, are expected to be recruited on contract basis for a maximum period of 11 months.

For Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717178

 

IOA, MYAS and SAI come together to provide support to ex-international athletes and coaches amid ongoing Covid-19

In a bid to ensure that ex-international athletes and coaches have access to medical, financial and logistical support during Covid 19, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have joined hands to create a special support cell.

For details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717175

 

Free Distribution of AYUSH-64 at 7 Delhi locations from Monday
As a token of its commitment to serve the out of hospital COVID patients, the Ministry of Ayush has started free distribution of AYUSH 64 at many locations in Delhi since last Saturday. From Monday onwards, many more centres will become operational. Those COVID-19 patients who are in home isolation or are staying at some government/NGO arranged isolation centres can benefit from this initiative of the Ministry of Ayush.

Patients or their representatives can visit these centres with the hard or soft copies of patient’s RT PCR positive report and Aadhar Card to get a free pack of AYUSH 64 tablets. Replenishment, if and when required, will also be provided free of cost.

For Details:https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717242

IREDA and NHPC vaccinate over 300 employees

A two day free COVID vaccination camp was jointly organised by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) and NHPC Ltd central Public Sector Undertakings under Ministry of Power for the 18-44 age group employees on 7th and 8th May at IREDA’s Corporate Office, New Delhi.

For Details: https://pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717146

Transporting Hope: Delivery of medical cargo continues uninterrupted from Kolkata Airport

The nation is fighting a severe battle against the Corona Virus and in this crisis period supply of medical essentials like Vaccines, Oxygen Concentrators, Oximeter and other essentials are of utmost importance. In this fight,The Ministry of Civil Aviation and various airports and airlines and their corona warriors are playing their role by ensuring uninterrupted supply of all the medical essentials coming in or going out of various cities/states. Kolkata Airport is playing key role in this fight against Covid-19.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717256

Centre releases Rs. 8923.8 crore to Panchayats in 25 States; Release of grant advanced in view of COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance,yesterday released an amount of Rs. 8,923.8 crore to 25 States for providing grants to the Rural Local Bodies (RLBs). The grants are meant for all the three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutions – village, block and district.

The amount released on Saturday is the first instalment of the ‘Untied Grants’ for the year 2021-22. It may be utilised by the RLBs, among other things, for various prevention and mitigation measures needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it will augment resources to the three tiers of Panchayats for fighting the contagion. The state-wise amount of the grant released is enclosed.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717165

 

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