Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the availability of medical oxygen and genome sequencing at a high-level meeting on September 10 to review the Covid-19 situation. PM reviewed the bed capacity for pediatric care and facilities maintained under “COVID Emergency Response Package II”, a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said.
The ambulance network is also increased to ensure at least one ambulance per block, PMO said. About 1 lakh oxygen concentrators and 3 lakh oxygen cylinders have been assigned to the states. He was also notified about the increase in isolation beds, oxygen beds, ICU beds and paediatric ICUs and pediatric ventilators, the PMO added.
On vaccines, the officials informed the Prime Minister that around 58 per cent of the eligible population had received the 1st dose, and about 18 per cent had got the 2nd dose. The officials who attended the meeting were PMO Principal Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Principal Scientific Advisor, Health Secretary and Member Health NITI Aayog.