Coronavirus pandemic blessing in disguise for India: Health Minister #coronavirusnewstolive - April 28, 2020 15 0 COMMENTS
New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday stated that the coronavirus pandemic has come in India as a blessing in disguise because it has given impetus to numerous actions beneath the Make in India challenge.
The Health Minister whereas addressing a video conferencing with autonomous institutes and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) beneath the Department of Biotechnology, stated, “this coronavirus pandemic has come as a blessing in disguise for India as lots of activities have also started in make in India. We are now manufacturing PPEs and have over hundred manufacturers in the country. We are making 1 lakh to 1.5 lakh PPEs everyday in the country”.
Harsh Vardhan additionally stated that the entire nation has been ready very anxiously for the contribution of the Indian scientists whether or not it’s about discovery of latest drug or profitable trial of medicine that are used at current, or discovery of a vaccine or indigenous testing kits.
According to the Health Minister pre-lockdown the doubling charge of the coronavirus circumstances in India was round three days however for the final 14 days it had been 8.2 and for the final 7 days it was 10.2. In the final three days it’s 10.9.
“This is a very significant progress,” stated the Health Minister.
“A hundred and 29 districts where there are a significant number of cases, around 15 or less, we call them hotspots. These are the places where we are focusing our approach on cluster containment and disease outbreak containment strategies. There is house to house survey in five kilometers area. Right now in the last 24 hours there are 16 states which have not reported any new case,” Harsh Vardhan stated.
Lauding the efforts of the Department of Biotechnology, Harsh Vardhan stated that it’s supporting quite a lot of firms in analysis and vaccine improvement.
“We have made quite a progress in that direction,” stated he, including, “Genome sequencing activities have started on thousand viruses in biotechnology. Indigenous antibody test kits and RT-PCR kits are doing an exemplary job and ICMR ramped up their testing capacity. Right now we have our indigenous kits.”
The Health Minister confused, “We all have to see that we deliver results which could be converted into useful implementable solution for the people of India.”