Coronavirus: ‘Micro containment zones’ should be the way forward, PM Modi tells CMs

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday led a high level virtual meeting with Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven  States/UT – badly hit by the pandemic, to review COVID response and management.

These states are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, authorities stated, noticing that over 63% of the active cases in the nation are gathered in these seven states. 

The virtual meeting, also attended by health ministers of these states, began in the evening.

“There are more than 700 districts in the country but only 60 districts in 7 states are a cause of worry. I suggest CMs to hold virtual conference with people at district/block level for 7 days. We’ve to learn from the best practices from across the states,” said PM in meeting with CMs.

PM Modi also inquired as to whether lockdowns of a couple of days are powerful in containing Covid-19 and instructed them to proceed with Full strength in opening economic activities while curbing the virus.

Modi additionally said that “micro containment zones” ought to be the route forward as it will check the disease spread and furthermore permit activities to go on. 

We should improve focus on effective testing, tracing, treatment, surveillance and clear messaging, the prime minister said during the meeting.

India has guaranteed the flexibility of life-sparing meds everywhere in the world even on troublesome occasions. We need to cooperate to see that the prescriptions effectively reach starting with one state then onto the next, he included. 

These states additionally represent 65.5% of the complete affirmed cases and 77% of the absolute passing’s, a statement had said before. 

For asymptomatic COVID-19 cases, he said, Viable informing is additionally fundamental on the grounds that most COVID-19 diseases are without indications. In such a circumstance, bits of gossip may rise. It may bring questions up in the brains of the individuals that testing is awful. A few people also commit errors of disparaging the seriousness of disease.

Alongside the other five states, Punjab and Delhi have revealed an expansion in the number of cases being recorded as of late, they stated, including that Maharashtra, Punjab and Delhi are additionally announcing high mortality with more than two percent case casualty rate (CFR). 

During the meet, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh encouraged PM Modi to guide earnest strides to guarantee satisfactory supplies from different states and furthermore looked for speedy arrival of ₹200 crore that the state govt had mentioned as the next tranche of focal guide for Covid the board, said Punjab CMO. 

Other than Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the case energy pace of these states has also been seen to be over the public normal of 8.52%. 

Aside from that, the Prime Minister also said that on September 25, Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) will be finished in two years. 

Inside two years, the plan has profited over 1.25 crore needy individuals/patients in the nation. I value all the clinical staff who have made this a triumph, said Prime Minister Modi. 

He said a significant choice has been assumed in the utilization of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). He said the choice has been taken to build the use of assets from 35 percent to 50 percent.” 

Leader also underlined the wearing of facial masks to contain the spread of the infection in broad daylight places. Mask is critical to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection, he included. 

Meanwhile, India’s covid tests have crossed the 6.6 crore-mark. The Covid-19 tests for each million rose to 48,028 as on date with the public total inspiration rate being recorded at 8.52%, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. 

India’s trying limit has flooded to more than 12 lakh tests day by day. Till September 22, at any rate 6,62,79,462 samples have been tested across India with 9,53,683 samples being tested on 22 September. 

The nation’s count today crossed 57 lakh cases after a spike of over 86,000 new Covid-19 diseases were recorded for over the most recent 24 hours.

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