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Current Phase of Covid-19 Pandemic on Multiple Trajectories in Urban, Semi-urban Areas

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He current phase of the COVID-19 outbreak in India is on several trajectories across metropolitan and semi-urban areas with Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi being the most affected, the Lok Sabha was informed on Friday ,” Minister of State (MoS) for Health Ashwini Choubey stated in a written response.He also underlined that COVID-19 deaths and cases per million population in India is among the lowest if you were to compare involving similarly affected countries. The epidemic curve of any pandemic goes via an ascending, peaking and descending stage, the MoS said.

The MoS stated several travel advisories were issued restricting the inflow of global travelers, till such a time, commercial flights had been suspended on March 23. Screening was performed at 12 major and also at 65 minor ports and land border crossings, ” he said. In the initial portion of the outbreak, India brought back a large number of stranded passengers from countries such as China, Italy, Iran, Japan and Malaysia, and in the Unlock’ stage, a total of 13,18,891 passengers were introduced, according to September 14, and followed up, Choubey educated.

The affected states and union territories in the country are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi, he said. Elaborating on the series of actions taken by the government to prevent, control and mitigate the impact of COVID-19, Choubey said India followed a”whole of government and whole of society approach”.
India had reported 451 COVID-19 cases and deaths atill March 23 which climbed to 36,91,166 cases and 65,288 deaths, the minister said. India’s COVID-19 attached to 52,14,677 with 96,424 people testing positive in a day, although the death toll increased to 84,372 with all the virus asserting 1,174 resides in a period of 24 hours, health ministry data upgraded in 8 am on Friday revealed.

The MoS said that according to September 15, a total of 15,360 COVID treatment centers with 13,20,881 committed isolation beds without oxygen assistance have been established. He explained there are also, a total of 2,32,516 oxygen encouraged isolation beds and 63,194 ICU beds, including 32,409 ventilator beds has been supplied to states, UTs, central government agencies, according to September 14, the Lok Sabha was informed.

MoS Choubey explained that different cadre of volunteers and personnel across businesses and departments for COVID related functions and maintenance of other essential medical services have been exercised, trained through resources made available on the website of MoHFW, iGOT (online platform) by the DOPT. He explained a dedicated call centre and helpline (1075) has been started to direct taxpayers.

The medication Hydroxychloroquine has been recommended for treatment of moderate (but insecure cases) and for moderate circumstances. In addition, provisions for investigational treatments has also been created for utilizing Remdesivir, convalescent plasma and Tocilizumab for handling severe cases under close medical supervision, Choubey explained. Guidelines on clinical management of COVID-19 instances were issued and are being regularly updated and widely circulated, he said.


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