New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (August 11, 2020) interacted with the Chief Ministers or representatives of 10 states badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic and suggested that containment, contact tracing, and surveillance have been key to the efficient administration of the COVID-19 virus within the nation.
The states that participated within the assembly included Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh.
In his handle through the video convention assembly, the Prime Minister mentioned that the states with much less testing of samples had extra coronavirus circumstances and suggested testing to be elevated in greater states like Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, West Bengal, and Telangana.
The PM mentioned that 80 per cent of the COVID-19 circumstances in India have been reported in these 10 states. The assembly was held to debate the present coronavirus scenario in India and the roadmap to deal with the pandemic.
The Prime Minister recounted how Union Home Minister Amit Shah ready a roadmap to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in cooperation with Delhi and close by states.
“The main pillars of this strategy were segregation of containment zones and focus on screening, especially of those in high-risk categories. The results of these steps are there for all to see,” he mentioned, including that steps like higher administration in hospitals and growing ICU beds additionally proved very useful.
PM Modi identified that each day assessments within the nation had reached virtually 7 lakh and have been growing constantly, which had helped in early identification of corona infections and their containment.
The common fatality charge within the nation is among the many lowest on this planet and is constantly taking place. “The percentage of active cases is reducing, while the recovery rate is increasing,” he mentioned. “Our efforts have given better results, which has increased the confidence of the people and brought down the fear factor.”
The Prime Minister mentioned that the goal of bringing down the fatality charge beneath 1 per cent might be achieved quickly. “With the Aarogya Setu app, we can do our work better; due to this, home quarantine facility is being implemented in a better way,” he added.
During the assembly, the Chief Ministers of Tamil and Punjab sought extra funds from the Centre to take care of the COVID-9 pandemic. “We’ve received Rs 512.64 crore from Centre in 2 tranches under Emergency Response and Health Systems Preparedness package out of Rs 712.64 crore allotted to state. I request this package may be stepped up to Rs 3,000 crore as my earlier request,” Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Ok Palaniswami mentioned on the video convention assembly with PM.
“As now we have already totally exhausted State Disaster Response & Mitigation Fund, I additionally request an ad-hoc grant of Rs 1,000 crore from NDRF instantly to battle the pandemic. Releasing pending CMR subsidy of Rs 1,321 crore right now will facilitate paddy procurement, the Tamil Nadu CM added.
To make up for the shortfall, Tamil Nadu could also be allotted 9,000 crore rupees particular grant to fight COVID-19 and its impacts on the state’s economic system. The GST compensation for April-June, 2020 could also be launched early,” the Tamil Nadu CM urged the PM.
On his flip, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh sought from PM Narendra Modi a liberal monetary package deal for states to fill the gathering hole brought on by the pandemic, and likewise flexibility on COVID-19-related phrases of expenditure in SDRF.
During his interplay with PM Modi, Capt Amarinder Singh mentioned the present cap of 35% in State Disaster Relief Fund for COVID-19 associated expenditure, as per MHA pointers, is just not ample to fulfill present necessities.
Citing the state’s rising circumstances of COVID, which have gone as much as 24891 with 604 deaths, the CM urged PM Modi to evaluate the UGC choice on obligatory exams for exit courses to be held by September 30.
The assembly assumed significance as these 10 states have a excessive inhabitants density and the concept is to deliver down the virus caseload. This was the seventh video convention of the Prime Minister with the states CMs because the outbreak of the pandemic.
This was additionally the primary assembly of the PM with chief ministers throughout Unlock 3.zero on the coronavirus pandemic. The nation has thus far reported a complete of 22,68,675 coronavirus circumstances, together with 15,83,489 sufferers who’ve recovered. As many as 2,52,81,848 samples have been examined.
The Chief Ministers requested additional steerage by the Health Ministry for conducting sero-surveillance, whereas additionally suggesting the establishing of an built-in medical infrastructure within the nation.
They additionally supplied suggestions on the bottom scenario of their respective states. They praised PM Modi`s management within the profitable administration of the pandemic and thanked him for his fixed steerage and assist.
They knowledgeable the Prime Minister about corona assessments performed, steps taken to extend testing, use of telemedicine and efforts to ramp up the well being infrastructure.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan have been amongst these current within the assembly.