He added, “Several state governments have made unfortunate attempts to divert attention from their failures and spread panic among the people.”
“The Chhattisgarh government refused to use covacaine despite the DCGI’s approval for emergency use. Not only that, by this move, state government leaders are skeptical as the only government in the world to express hesitation about the vaccine,” said Union Health Minister Md.
“Many other states also need to extend their healthcare system. Test standards need to be improved in Karnataka, Rajasthan and Gujarat. In Punjab, higher mortality rates need to be improved by identifying those who need to be hospitalized initially,” Harsh Vardhan added.
On Tuesday, Harsh Vardhan said one of the main reasons for the sharp rise in lawsuits was that people were weakened by COVID-appropriate behavior and called for public awareness campaigns to reconsider the importance of such measures among the people. Reviewing the situation in Vardhan, COVD-19 and the progress of vaccination in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Rajasthan, these 11 states together accounted for 44 per cent of the total deaths. And in case5 per cent, Maharashtra and Punjab have the highest number of irresistible deaths.
Maharashtra (25 per cent) and Chhattisgarh (14 per cent) have seen a high positive test rate, he said in a statement from the health ministry. Vardhan noted that the number of cases in these states has risen sharply since February, mostly in the population under the age of 15-44, the ministry said in a statement.
Also, it was identified that most deaths were reported among those over 60 years of age.
Vardhan praised the increase in exams in the last four weeks but warned against high rates in Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. Another worrying aspect was that the state-of-the-art testing capacity of the private sector was implemented in the state, the statement said.
Meanwhile, he applauded the states across the country for the collaborative work he has done so far for the common good. He assured that the Center would continue to support the States and Union Territories in all possible ways to tackle the global epidemic. Vardhan said that while cases have been on the rise in the last few weeks, the National Consolidated Mortality Rate (CFR) is now 1.30 per cent. Vaccination coverage in India has surpassed 63.31 crore doses, with 43 lakh more doses being given for single single vaccination in 24 hours. The total tests on Tuesday exceeded 25 crore, he said. “We now have 2,443 diagnostic labs across the country from a lab at NIV in Pune. Our testing capacity has increased to 13,00,000 per day,” he said. Vardhan said India has also supported the world community through the Vaccine Alliance, under which .4.45 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been exported to 64 countries. He said about 356 crore doses have been provided to 25 countries and 1.05 crore doses to 43 countries as grants under the trade agreement. The Minister of Health presided over a detailed and detailed review of the cases of COVID, the status of vaccination and the challenges that states are facing in managing the coronavirus. He highlighted that in almost all regions of the country, especially in these 11 states, a large part of the reason for the increase in the number of cases was that people were lax in following the COVID practice.
“It seems that people have given ‘Tilanjali’ in measures and measures that can protect them from COVID, such as wearing masks, avoiding gatherings and maintaining physical distance, which I said is a social vaccine and is just as important as the vaccine we have now. The statement quoted Vardhan as saying.
He called on states to conduct public awareness campaigns to reconsider the importance of measures among the public. “Only with a mass movement and public participation will we be able to overcome this high-profile case in the country,” the minister said. Vardhan reminded the health ministers of the state that “the system to prevent and contain COVD-19 is not rocket science. Lastly we have successfully adopted these measures last year and shown the world our success story”.
He said the same measures need to be implemented with more rigor and commitment and by the state and the people. They form the basic pillar of the fight against COVID-19, he added.
Vardhan advised the states to strengthen their public and private healthcare resources to prevent the recurrence of the epidemic. Restrictions on social and public relations, implementation of “test, track, treat” strategy with RT-PCR ratio of testic percent, emphasis on segregation in positive cases, communication of at least 25 to 30 contacts for positive person were also emphasized, the statement added. Speaking on the need to speed up vaccination, Vardhan assured everyone that the Center would regularly replenish a vaccine stock and request states to vaccinate priority groups in a mission mode. “There is no shortage of vaccines in any part of the country. The center is providing the required amount to all the states and union territories,” he said.