Made in India ventilator to tackle COVID crisis in India
Made in India ventilator to tackle COVID crisis in India

COVID-19: Made In India Ventilators For States

June 23, 2020

Around 50,000 Made in India ventilators will be supplied by the Centre to various state and UT governments aiding their fight against COVID-19.

For the project to be successful, the Centre has allocated Rs 2000 crore from the PM-CARES fund.

A union government release on Tuesday informed that so far 2923 ventilators have been manufactured and 1340 ventilators have been already delivered.

Maharashtra and Delhi, the two of the worst-affected states, have received 275 ventilators each so far.

Apart from these two states, other states where these ventilators have been sent are Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90) and Rajasthan (75).

"The Centre has released a sum of Rs 1000 crore to states and union territories for the welfare of migrant labourers," the statement added.

"The fund is to be used for arranging accommodation, food, medical treatment and transportation of the migrant labourers," the statement added.

The statement further added that a sum of Rs 181 crore has been given to Maharashtra, which is the highest allocation.

Apart from Maharashtra, the other states to have received the fund include Uttar Pradesh (Rs 103 crore), Tamil Nadu (Rs 83 crore), Gujarat (Rs 66 crore), Delhi (Rs 55 crore), West Bengal (Rs 53 crore), Bihar (Rs 51 crore), Madhya Pradesh (Rs 50 crore), Rajasthan (Rs 50 crore) and Karnataka (Rs 34 crore).

It may be mentioned here that Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently spoke to the chief ministers of the various states and UTs and assured them of every help in their fight against COVID-19.

In an all-party meeting held recently, the Prime Minister informed that India’s fight against COVID-19 has been good.

"Early lockdown helped in keeping the number of fatalities low," Modi reiterated in the meeting.

The union health ministry in a statement on Tuesday informed that India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 440215 as 14933 new infections and 178014 active cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

The ministry believes that these Made in India ventilators will further help India's war against COVID-19.

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