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Posted On: 10 MAY 2021 6:54PM by PIB Delhi

  • India Fastest globally to Administer 17 cr vaccine doses
  • Nearly 18 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs Free of Cost by Govt. of India, so far
  • Through a “Whole of Government” approach, Govt of India has expeditiously Delivered Global Aid to States/UTs
  • 8900 Oxygen Concentrators; 5043 Oxygen Cylinders; 18 Oxygen Generation Plants; 5698 ventilators/Bi PAP; about 3.4L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched so far
  • Oxygen availability increased through higher production and imports, setting up of PSA Plants, and Procurement of Oxygen Concentrators











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

For Details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717358


Update on Covid Relief Aid: 8900 Oxygen Concentrators; 5043 Oxygen Cylinders; 18 Oxygen Generation Plants; 5698 ventilators/Bi PAP; about 3.4L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched so far
Government of India has been receiving international donations and aid of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27 April 2021 from different countries/organisations to augment its efforts in fighting the unprecedented surge in COVID in the country. Through a streamlined and systematic mechanism under the “Whole of Government” approach, various Ministries/Departments of Government of India have seamlessly collaborated for expeditiously delivering the incoming global aid to States and UTs.

Cumulatively, 8900 Oxygen Concentrators; 5043 Oxygen Cylinders; 18 Oxygen Generation Plants; 5698 ventilators/Bi PAP; about 3.4L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched through road and air, from 27th April 2021 to 09th May 2021.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717439


India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage achieves the Landmark of 17 Cr doses; India Fastest globally to Administer 17 cr vaccine doses

  • 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.
  • For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717365


Oxygen Expresses deliver record 831 MT of LMO in One Single day; 75 Oxygen Expresses complete their journeys

Indian Railways is continuing its journey of bringing relief by delivering Liquid Medical Oxygen(LMO) to various states across the country. So far, Indian Railways has delivered nearly 4700 MT of LMO in more than 295 tankers to various states across the country. Yesterday Oxygen Expresses delivered record 831 MT of LMO, a record for One Single day. 75 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey so far.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717449


INS Airavat with Critical Medical Stores Including Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks and Oxygen Cylinders from Singapore arrives in Visakhapatnam

As part of the ongoing Op 'Samudra Setu' II to support the nation’s fight against Covid-19, INS Airavat arrived in Visakhapatnam on 10 May 21 with 08 Cryogenic Oxygen Tanks and other critical COVID Medical Stores including 3898 Oxygen Cylinders from Singapore. The ship departed Singapore on 05 May with Oxygen tanks and cylinders were sourced throughvarious agencies in coordination with the High Commission of India.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717452


Indian Air Force & Indian Navy working on war footing in fight against second COVID-19 wave

Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Navy (IN) are working tirelessly to provide logistic support to shore up medical supplies to tackle the current Covid-19situation. As on early hours of May 10, 2021, the IAF aircraft carried out 534 sorties from various parts of the country, airlifting 336 oxygen containers of total capacity of 6,420 Metric Tonnes (MT) and other medical supplies and equipment.The cities covered are Jamnagar, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Panagarh, Indore, Ranchi, Agra, Jodhpur, Begumpet, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, Surat, Raipur, Udaipur, Mumbai, Lucknow, Nagpur, Gwalior, Vijayawada, Baroda, Dimapur and Hindan.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717445

Oxygen availability increased through higher production and imports, setting up of PSA Plants, and Procurement of Oxygen Concentrators; Oxygen Digital Tracking System setup for real time monitoring

In order to address the surge in demand for oxygen, the Central Government has undertakenkey measures to increase the availability, streamline the distribution and strengthen the oxygen storage infrastructure in the country. The steps undertaken focused on the entire oxygen supply chain. These include efforts for improving oxygen production, enhancing tanker availability to optimizelogistics, improving oxygen storage at thelast mile, and easing norms of procurement.

Oxygen availability has been enhanced by increase in Production Capacity and production, setting up of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) Plants, import of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO)from Overseas, and Procurement of Oxygen Concentrators. For enhancing tanker availability to streamline transportation, Nitrogen and Argon tankers have been converted, tankers and containers have been imported, domestic manufacturing of tankersincreased, andrail and air transportation of tankers is being undertaken to reduce turn-around time.Oxygen Digital Tracking System (ODTS) has been setup of for real time monitoring, and driver availability is being enhanced with training of MHV drivers. For improving oxygen storage, number & capacity of cryogenic tankers at hospitals is being enhanced andMedicalOxygen cylinders are being procured.Relaxation of General Financial Rules (GFR) has been undertaken to enable faster procurement of critical supplies.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717459


Indian naval ship trikand arrives at mumbai as part of op samudra setu ii

As part of Operation Samudra Setu II, Indian Naval Ship Trikand was deployed to augment shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) cryogenic containers from Hamad Port, Qatar to Mumbai. The ship entered Qatar on 05 May 21 and arrived at Mumbai on 10 May 21 with 40 MT liquid Oxygen.

The consignment carried is part of the French mission “Oxygen Solidarity Bridge” to support India’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic. This was the maiden voyage of transshipping of French Air Liquide containers from Qatar to India. The Indo-French initiative, facilitated by Dr Deepak Mittal, Ambassador of India in Qatar, is likely to result in shipping of over 600 MT LMO to India over the next two months.

For details:https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717443


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.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717405

DGFT’s COVID-19 Helpdesk coordinating and resolving International Trade related Issues

In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the ‘Covid-19 Helpdesk’ of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the Department of Commerce has from 26.04.2021 onwards started collecting information on the difficulties being faced by exporting community so as to examine and resolve the irritants faced by the trade & industry expeditiously..

Various issues relating to Department of Commerce/DGFT, Import and Export Licensing Issues, Customs clearance delays and complexities arising thereon, Import/Export documentation issues, Banking matters, Transport/Port Handling/Shipping/Air Movement issues and availability of manpower for running export units etc. are the key areas being examined by the Helpdesk. Trade related issues concerning other Ministries/Departments/Agencies of Central Government and State Governments are being collated and are being taken up for resolution with the concerned agencies.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717428


Ranchi Airport contributes in the fight against Corona;Movement of medical essentials completed without delay

Airports of the country are geared up to deal with the Corona pandemic and are making their humble contribution to fight against the disaster and support the country. Ranchi Airport is also facilitating the movement of medical equipment and materials such as oxygen tankers, oxygen concentrators, Nozzle, COVID-19 vaccine, injections, test kits and medicines. It is also being ensured by the airport management that the movement of the essential materials is completed on priority without any delay.

The mission at Birsa Munda Airport, Ranchi to overcome the oxygen crisis for the country started from April 24, and till 8th May 2021, a total of 139 oxygen tankers in 100 aircrafts of the Indian Air Force have been transported. The Indian Air Force aircraft like C 17, C 130J, AN 32, IL 76 and other small aircraft have been helping in the transportation of essential material at regular intervals.

For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717474


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 yesterday. This will enable these hospitals to augment the availability of their ICU and Ventilator beds.

 For details: https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1717301








Assam: 48 people lost their lives due to COVID-19 infection in the state on Sunday. The state recorded 3,299 new infections in 36,135 tests done, the positivity rate being 9.13 percent. Kamrup (Metro) recorded 1,346 positive cases.
 The Guwahati High Court has sought details of children staying in prisons in the state. The court also wanted to know as to how many of the inmates have been infected by coronavirus and also about the measures the jail authorities have taken to take care of such Jail inmates.

Manipur: Manipur recorded 579 new COVID-19 positive cases and 15 deaths on Sunday.As per the latest updates, the cumulative number of people who have been vaccinspanated in the state reached 2,65,921.State has receives 50 additional oxygen concentrator machines .

Meghalaya: The state recorded news high of 18 deaths and 418 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours.The total active cases stand at 2,899 while the death toll has is 228.The Mawkhar Dorbar Shnong has set an example for other localities on how to encourage their residents to take the COVID-19 vaccine.
Along with a team of doctors, the Rangbah Dong of each block conducted a door-to-door survey to find out how many people above 45 years had taken the first jab of the vaccine.Mawkhar’s Assistant Rangbah Shnong, R. Sutnga told The Shillong Times that the decision to conduct the survey was taken after only three residents had turned up for a vaccination programme at the community hall.

Sikkim: Test positivity rate shows signs of plateauing, but Covid beds filling up ; Sikkim has recorded 227 new casesand two more Covid deaths.The number of active cases of novel coronavirus in Sikkim has reached 2,637.
Sikkim CM visited Rangpo and Melli check post to take stock of preparedness pertaining to Covid management.

Tripura:351 new infections and one death in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile 6 municipal wards to be declared as containment zone which are having high positivity rate informed Tripura CM who yesterday also visited covid care centres in south and Gomati district.

Nagaland: Nagaland recorded 237 new Covid cases, and 3 deaths on Sunday. A total of 2,25,361 eligible beneficiaries have been inoculated with Covid vaccine in Nagaland so far. Of them, 1,77,113 have received first doses while 48,248 have received second doses. Private hospitals suggest setting up of dedicated Covid care centre instead of earmarking 50% beds in private hospitals.  Oxygen plant being installed at Dimapur District Hospital likely to be functional by Tuesday. Health Dept officials visited the site on Sunday.

Kerala:3.5 lakh doses of Covishield vaccine purchased by the state government to combat the Covid-19 pandemic arrived in the state today. Order has been placed for over one crore doses of vaccine to accelerate the vaccination drive in the state. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the Covid-19 vaccination drive for those in the age group of 18-45 would be prioritised with people having comorbidities given preference. In the wake of rising number of Covid cases in jails, the government has decided to grant parole to 1500 convicted and 350 remand prisoners. Taking into consideration, the growing number of health workers getting infected, the Kerala Government Medical officers Association has urged the government to reduce their duty hours and also make available vaccine to the immediate relatives of health workers. The state registered 35,801 new Covid cases on Sunday. The death toll mounted to 5814 with 68 new fatalities. TPR is at 28.88 %.  Meanwhile, a total of 80,21,530 people has so far been vaccinated in the state. 62,04,805 people took first dose and 18,16,725 had their second jab.


Tamil Nadu: Oxygen production from the Sterlite plant in Tuticorin is likely to start from Wednesday, thus helping 7 to 8 districts of South Tamil Nadu getting ample stock of gaseous Oxygen. The State government on Sunday made an appeal to various industries in the state to produce medical oxygen under the CSR scheme. With State announcing lockdown from today, migrant workers thronged bus stands flouting Covid norms; despite the operation of special buses ahead of lockdown on Saturday and Sunday, it proved inadequate to meet the surging crowd. Tamil Nadu's reported 28,897 fresh cases on Sunday, pushing the total caseload to 13.80 lakh while 236 deaths in the last 24 hours took the toll to 15,648. Till date 64,99,349 have been vaccinated across the State, of which 48,42,616 received first dose and 16,56,733 received second dose.

Puducherry on Sunday recorded 26 Covid-related deaths, which is the highest in a single day so far, taking its total toll to 965. The UT also recorded 1633 fresh cases in a single day, taking the total number of cases to 71,709.

Karnataka:The State has issued fresh guidelines for hospitalisation, transfer, discharge of Covid-19 patients; as per the order, in government Covid-19 hospitals, the patient shall be admitted as per the existing state protocol. The state government is mulling action against illegal oxygen hoarders. Vehicles prohibited to ply during 14-day lockdown in Karnataka, police given power to seize. As per the State Government bulletin released for 09-05-2021, New Cases Reported: 47930; Total Active Cases: 564485; New Covid Deaths: 490; Total Covid Deaths: 18776. Around 32,590 were vaccinated yesterday with a total of 1,05,21,773 have been vaccinated in the state till now.

Andhra Pradesh: State reported 22,164 new Covid-19 cases after testing 1,05,494 samples with 92 deaths, while 18,832 got discharged during the last 24 hours. A total of 73,08,217 doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the state as on yesterday, which include 53,26,721 first doses and 19,81,496 second doses.  The vaccination process has been temporarily halted for two days across the State after the government seriously considering the incidents of congestion and crowding at vaccination centers.  It was ordered that the ASHA workers to deliver the token slips with detailed information on vaccination to people waiting for their second dose.  The government stated that it had received 3.6 lakh doses of the Covishield vaccine on Sunday.  Health Commissioner Katamneni Bhaskar, in a statement, said that the NHAI has agreed to set up 42 oxygen plants in the State.  Meanwhile, the State government too has allocated Rs.309.87 crore for setting up of oxygen manufacturing plants.  It has been decided that the Eastern Naval Command will operate and maintain oxygen plants in all government and teaching hospitals across the state.

Telangana:The State has reported 4,976 new Covid infections and 35 fatalities on Sunday taking the cumulative number of deaths to 2,739 and the total number of positive cases to 4,97,361. CM KCR reviewed the Covid situation in the state yesterday and directed officials to invite applications from about 50,000 eligible doctors who have completed MBBS across the State for joining public service on a temporary basis. It was also decided in the review meeting to recruit nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists and other paramedical personnel for a period of two to three months and utilise their services in Covid-19 treatment. Besides providing them appropriate salaries, the Chief Minister said the government would give due recognition to their service by providing them additional weightage marks during recruitment into government jobs in future.

Maharashtra: Maharashtra has witnessed a significant dip in new cases today after the state recorded 5,204 fewer cases in comparison with Saturday's numbers. Yesterday, the state has reported 53,605 cases in the 24-hour period.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated a Covid Care Center with 50 isolation bed capacity in South Nagpur. Run by Madhyam Lokseva Pratishthan, Jain Kalar Samaj and Maratha Yuva Samaj, this centre will provide free facilities to patients having mild symptoms of Covid. This centre at Reshimbagh currently has 50 isolation beds.Maharashtra on Sunday received a total 1,053,000 doses of Covishield vaccines, of which 350,000 were purchased from the Serum Institute of India for vaccination of 18-44 category.

Gujarat: Gujarat recorded 11,084 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday. 14,770 patients recovered during the past 24 hours and were discharged from the hospitals. The recovery rate in Gujarat has improved and reached up to 78.27 percent.
1,38,590 persons were vaccinated in the state yesterday. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has announced another drive through vaccination centre for 45 plus age group at Drive in Cinema from today.

Rajasthan: A two week long Lockdown has been imposed in Rajasthan from 5 am today. The lock down will be effective till 24th May. There will be a ban on marriage ceremonies in the state till May 31. Only registered marriages attended by not more than 11 people will be allowed. Except for medical emergencies, no inter-district, intercity, city to villages or villages to city travel will be allowed during the lockdown. All places of worship will remain closed. Food, vegetable and fruit shops are allowed to open from 6 Am to 11 AM. All types of private and government transport are not allowed except emergency services in the state. MNREGA works have been postponed to prevent infection in rural areas.

Madhya Pradesh: Madhya Pradesh had 11051 cases yesterday, which is the second consecutive day of cases below 12000 level. Infection rate in the state is down to 17% now. However the number of active cases have risen for the past two days and stand at 1,02,486 now. Bhopal had 1556 and Indore had 1679 cases yesterday. In Bhopal curfew has been extended till 17th May. 10% attendance is mandated in all offices. All shops including kirana, vegetables are closed and only home delivery (with 10% staffing) will continue. In Indore too curfew is extended till 16th May.

Chhattisgarh: In Chhattisgarh, journalists and lawyers and their family members will also be considered as frontline workers and will be given priority in Covid vaccination. The Chhattisgarh government has decided that not more than ten persons will be allowed to attend marriage ceremonies or funeral in view of spread of COVID infection. The state government has also appealed to religious and social heads to motivate people not to participate in any religious or social events.

Punjab: The total number of patients tested Positive is 442125. Number of active cases is 74343. Total Deaths reported is 10506. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 1st dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 758425. Total COVID-19 Vaccinated with 2nd dose (Healthcare + Frontline Workers) is 221811. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 1st dose is 2503995. Total above 45 Vaccinated with 2nd dose is 349814.


Haryana: Total Number of Samples found positive till date is 615897. Total active COVID-19 patients are 116867. Number of deaths is 5605. Cumulative number of people vaccinated till date is 4360128.

Chandigarh: Total Lab confirmed COVID-19 cases are 50207. Total number of Active Cases is 8511. Total number of COVID-19 deaths till date is 568.

Himachal Pradesh: Total number of patients tested COVID positive till date is 131423. Total number of Active Cases is 32469. Total deaths reported till date is 1872.







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