Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

There is no dearth of medical supplies across the country to fight COVID-19-Gowda

Posted On: 03 APR 2020 4:22PM by PIB Delhi

 Union Minister for Chemical and Fertilizers Shri D.V Sadanada Gowda has said that there is no dearth of medical supplies across the country to fight COVID-19 outbreak.

In a tweet Shri Gowda said, that Government of India is making sure that all the essential medical supplies are in place to fight COVID-19. He added that 62 lifeline Udan flights transported over 15.4 tons of essential medical supplies in last 5 days. "Cargo flights have supplied 10 tons of medical equipments across the country in last 4 days", Shri Gowda said.

  He emphasised that Government is also paying full attention on manufacturing activities of essential items like pharmaceuticals and Hospital devices. For this over 200 units in SEZs are operational.

   Shri Gowda informed that a Central Control Room has also been set up for close monitoring of distribution of essential medical items and to address logistic related issues.

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