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Centre lends a helping hand to NE States in the fight against COVID-19

Posted On: 26 JUN 2020 12:22PM by PIB Delhi

The fight against the pandemic across the country has been a concerted and collective endeavour. The Centre has pro-actively and strongly supported strengthening of the medical care infrastructure in the NE States to fight COVID-19.

The North Eastern (NE) states have a comparatively lower number of COVID-19 cases compared to the country. As depicted in the table below, as on date, while the active cases are 3731, the recoveries exceed this at 5715. The death rate continues to be low, with no deaths in Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim.

 

Sr. No.

State

Active Cases

Recoveries

Death

1

Arunachal Pradesh

121

38

1

2

Assam

2279

4033

9

3

Manipur

702

354

0

4

Meghalaya

3

42

1

5

Mizoram

115

30

0

6

Nagaland

195

160

0

7

Sikkim

46

39

0

8

Tripura

270

1019

1

Total

3731

5715

12

 

A critical pillar which hampered the efforts of the NE states in combating was the COVID-19 outbreak was complete lack of testing facilities. But today, because of the focussed attention of the Centre through the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the NE has 39 testing labs in the public sector and three in the private sector, totalling to 42 labs.

 

Serial No.

State

Public Labs

Private Labs

Total Labs

1

Arunachal Pradesh

3

0

3

2

Assam

10

2

12

3

Manipur

2

0

2

4

Meghalaya

6

1

7

5

Mizoram

2

0

2

6

Nagaland

13

0

13

7

Sikkim

2

0

2

8

Tripura

1

0

1

Total

39

3

42

 

The NE States also suffered from an acute lack of dedicated COVID Hospitals, COVID Health Centres and COVID care Centres. With the help of the Centre, the healthcare infrastructure across all the NE states has been substantially supplemented.

The present status is as follows:

Serial No.

State

Dedicated COVID Hospitals / DCH

Dedicated COVID Health Center / DCHC

Dedicated COVID Center / DCCC

No of Facility

1

Arunachal Pradesh

4

31

51

86

2

Assam

32

267

1001

1300

3

Manipur

2

18

1

21

4

Meghalaya

7

24

14

45

5

Mizoram

1

15

15

31

6

Nagaland

12

1

1

14

7

Sikkim

1

2

2

5

8

Tripura

1

2

13

16

Total

60

360

1098

1518

 

Also, Government of India has supported the NE States in stepping up the number of ICU beds, Isolation beds, Oxygen supported beds and ventilators. This has played a critical role in effective clinical management of COVID-19 cases.

Sr. No.

State

Total Isolation beds (excluding ICU beds)

O2 Supported beds

Total ICU beds

No of Ventilators

1

Arunachal Pradesh

1998

178

60

16

2

Assam

67833

1841

598

350

3

Manipur

829

317

48

45

4

Meghalaya

1231

345

83

95

5

Mizoram

709

213

37

27

6

Nagaland

681

142

54

28

7

Sikkim

251

224

20

59

8

Tripura

1277

10

13

7

 

The Centre has also strongly supported the NE states to step up the availability of N95 masks, PPE kits and HCQ tablets.

Sr.No.

State / UT / Central Government Institutions

N95 masks distributed ( lakh)

PPE kits distributed (lakh)

HCQ tablets distributed (lakh)

1

Arunachal Pradesh

1.21

0.66

1.5

2

Assam

3.37

2.01

6.7

3

Manipur

0.95

0.79

2.7

4

Meghalaya

0.75

0.52

1.75

5

Mizoram

0.76

0.31

2.2

6

Nagaland

0.7

0.25

1.75

7

Sikkim

0.80

0.52

0.25

8

Tripura

1.38

1.13

2.5

 

 

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