PM Modi orders immediate audit of ventilators provided by Centre to states, instructs for scaling up tests
Prime Minister Narendra modi ordered an immediate audit of installation and operation of ventilators provided by the Centre to states
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra modi ordered an immediate audit of installation and operation of ventilators provided by the Centre to states, while chairing a high level review meeting held on Saturday, to take stock of theCovid-19 pandemic and inoculation drive in India.
Senior Officials attended the meetingprovided reports about ventilators lying unutilised in some states anddetailed briefing over the current status of other Covid-19 related efforts, from testing to the positivity and recovery rates.
Taking a note on the provided reports Prime Minister Modi instructed that the rate of Covid-19 testing be scaled up in areas that have reported high test positivity rates (TPR), according to an official press note.
Prime Minister Modi took to his official handle on Twitter to post, "Discussed a number of issues during today's review meeting on COVID-19, including scaling up testing in areas with high TPR, preparing localized containment strategies, augmenting health capacities in rural areas and ramping up the speed of vaccination."