Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan showed concerns over increasing cases in Chhattisgarh. The weekly positivity is increasing from one and a half percent. "It has increased to 27.9% almost 28%," he said.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan cleared that there is no shortage of COVID-19 vaccine in the country. He said, "Issue is about better planning and not the shortage of doses". "Till now we've provided 13,10,90,000 doses to states and union territories. On one hand, we have states like Kerala where there is zero wastage (of vaccine) and on the other hand, we have several other states where there still is 8-9% of wastage. As per data till 11 am today, unutilised doses available with states/UTs is over 1,67,20,000. This month - till April end - 2,01,22,960 doses will be provided to states/UTs. This clearly shows that issue is about better planning and not the shortage of doses," he added.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that in Maharashtra, average daily cases on week basis have grown significantly and reached a level of 57,000 plus and RT-PCR tests are progressively coming down. "In Maharashtra you'll find that average daily cases, week on week, have grown significantly and reached a level of 57,000 plus. Tests per million are growing but not keeping pace with growth of average daily cases. If you look at share of RT-PCR tests, it's progressively coming down," he said.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan informed about the current status of country in regards to COVID-19 virus. He said that the daily deaths are also showing an increasing trend. "The previous surge's highest point was 1,114 and presently we have reported 879 deaths," he said.
Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said so far states and UTs have received 13,10,90,370 vaccine doses, out of which the total consumption, including wastage, has been 11,43,69,677. "As per 11 am data, unutilised doses available with states and union territories for administration is 1,67,20,693. From now till April end, 2,01,22,960 doses are in supply pipeline to states and UTs," he said. "This clearly shows that the problem is of lack of better planning, not of vaccine doses shortage. We have made available vaccine doses to states and UTs from time to time and as we told you earlier that to bigger states we give supply of four days at once and on fourth and fifth day we replenish the supply. For smaller states, at once we supply 7-8 days vaccine doses and on seventh or eighth day their supply is replenished," he added. Watch the full video for more details.
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COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate across the country. Daily cases breached 2-lakh mark on third consecutive day on April 17 as India reported 2,34,692 new cases. Country's COVID caseload is at 1,45,26,609 with 16,79,740 active cases. 1,23,354 people were discharged in last 24 hours taking total recoveries to 1,26,71,220. With 1,341 new deaths, death toll has mounted to 1,75,649. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 26,49,72,022 samples tested for COVID-19. The COVID vaccination drive is underway across country. So far 11,99,37,641 COVID vaccine jabs have been inoculated.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
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