Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan informed that 64 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given to 84 countries across the globe.
Addressing a panel discussion on COVID-19 vaccine production, Dr Vardhan said, "Under the leadership of our Prime Minister, we have started a good quality balance between the needs of world and needs of Indians.
64 million doses have been supplied to 84 countries of the whole world."
Union Health Minister on April 20 said that the Centre is creating temporary beds in hospitals and is also working on increasing the manpower. "Last year, over 80% people were treated under home isolation. "Our start is good but we need to increase our facilities more," added Harsh Vardhan. Today, India reported over 2.59 lakh new COVID cases.
As Covid cases continue to surge across the nation, Health Minister harsh Vardhan has said that he is not in favour of a national lockdown. He said that a lockdown was necessary in the first wave when the government used the period to ramp up health infrastructure. ‘Over one year, people have learnt how to fight Covid. Now they know how to make the containment zones, do testing, tracing & treatment. Government of India has supported the states in all these things,’ the health minister said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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20 tonnes oxygen was dispatched from Odisha's JSPL steel plant, located in Angul, to Visakhapatnam under police escort. Loading was carried out in presence of police staff. Amid surge in COVID cases, several states are facing oxygen shortage.
A man in Moradabad, dressed as Sai Baba, is creating awareness among people to follow COVID guidelines and wear masks. Every Thursday, Vipin Kumar stands outside a temple in his locality with a banner in his hand asking people to wear masks. He said, "I don't allow people to enter the temple without masks, if they don't have I give them masks."
Amid surge in COVID cases, shortage of oxygen was reported by several states. Ro-Ro express train carrying liquid oxygen moved out from the RINL Vizag steel plant and will be taken over by Indian Railways. The train is en route to Maharashtra, which is facing acute shortage of oxygen.