COVID-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the status and preparedness of COVID response and management in seven high focus States and UTs on Wednesday.
These States/UT are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Punjab.
According to the information, more than 63 percent of the active coronavirus cases of the country are concentrated in these seven States/ UT.
Likewise, it has also been reported that these seven States/UTs also account for 65.5 percent of the total confirmed cases and 77 percent of the total deaths.
Along with the other 5 States, Punjab and Delhi have reported an increase in the number of cases being reported recently. Maharashtra, Punjab, and Delhi are reporting high mortality with more than 2.0 percent Case Fatality Rate (CFR).
Other than Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, their positivity rate is observed to be above the national average of 8.52 percent.
The Centre has been leading the fight against COVID-19 in the country in effective collaboration and close coordination with the State/UT governments. The Union Government is supporting them to ramp up the healthcare and medical infrastructure.
The clinical management capacities of the doctors manning the ICUs have been substantially upgraded through the e-ICU teleconsultation exercise undertaken by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi.
The high-level review with the States/UTs has ensured adequate availability of medical oxygen in the hospitals and COVID healthcare facilities.
The Centre is also regularly deputing multi-disciplinary teams to States/UTs to support and handhold them in matters of containment, surveillance, testing, and efficient clinical management of the positive cases. The Central teams also guide the local authorities in effectively managing the challenges related to timely diagnosis and needed to follow up.