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COVID-19 Battle Far From Over, Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Sounding a word of warning, Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday advised the Rajya Sabha that the battle towards Covid-19 is way from over, at a time when India’s whole tally has neared the 5 million-mark.

“I would urge all Members of Parliament that the coronavirus battle is still far from over. On one hand, when we are in an Unlock stage to revive the Indian economy, and have a balanced approach, it is important that sustained community support is ensured to control the spread of the virus and break its chain of transmission,” Vardhan mentioned within the Higher Home.

India on Tuesday reported a spike of 83,000 new circumstances within the final 24 hours, taking the nation’s whole tally previous 49-lakh mark to 49,30,237, together with 9,90,061 energetic circumstances.

“COVID-19 fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67% and 77.65% respectively. Maximum cases and deaths have primarily been reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Kerala, and Gujarat,” the Minister mentioned.

He mentioned about 40 lakh individuals have been below surveillance. “Extensive contact tracing of all positive cases is being undertaken regularly through disease surveillance network so as to break the chain of transmission,” he added.

Vardhan additionally spoke concerning the medical administration of coronavirus, stating that no particular antiviral medication have proved efficient to date whereas the symptomatic therapy for fever and cough, applicable rehydration, and supplemental oxygen remedy remained the mainstay of therapy.

The Minister, nonetheless, mentioned that in India, drug hydroxychloroquine has been re-purposed for gentle and average circumstances. As well as, provisions for investigational therapies have additionally been made by way of the usage of Remdesivir, convalescent plasma, and Tocilizumab for managing extreme circumstances below shut medical supervision.

India has been capable of restrict its circumstances and deaths to three,320 circumstances per million and 55 deaths per million which is likely one of the lowest on this planet, he added.

On Monday, Vardhan had mentioned that lockdown helped forestall roughly 14 lakh to 29 lakh circumstances and 37,000 to 78,000 deaths. These 4 months have been utilised to create further well being infrastructure, improve human assets, and produce inside Indian crucial components similar to PPE kits, N95 masks and ventilators.

“A case in point is the increase in isolation beds 36.3 times and dedicating ICU beds above 24.6 times to what existed in March 2020. We are now self-sufficient and in position to even export PPEs,” he had added.


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