Delhi: The Central Government said on Tuesday that due to the increasing intensity of the epidemic, Covid-19 is spreading at a much faster pace than last year and in view of this, the next four weeks are going to be very important. The government insisted on public participation to control the second wave of infection.
NITI Aayog member (health) Dr. VK Paul said in a press conference that the epidemic situation has worsened in the country due to the rapid increase in cases. He said that the weapons to fight the epidemic are there. Follow the rules of protection from Covid-19, identification of the blocked areas, investigation, etc. should be implemented more effectively, improvement of medical infrastructure and vaccination campaign need to be carried out rapidly.
Spreading faster than last time
Paul said, “The intensity of the epidemic has increased and it is spreading more rapidly than last time. In some states, this (situation) is worse than in others but the increase (in cases) can be seen across the country. “He said,” Public participation is important to control the second wave. The next four weeks are going to be very important. The whole country will have to unite and make efforts to fight the epidemic. ”
Paul said that along with the coronavirus cases, death cases are also increasing. “Despite this, in view of the population and deaths per million, we are doing a good job to control the epidemic,” he said. The government has been consistently saying that investigations, lack of contact detection, and Cases of infection have increased rapidly due to reasons such as not following the rules of infection prevention and congestion. Discussing in detail the state of the epidemic in the country, the Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the Durg district of Chhattisgarh is among the top ten districts in the sub-disciplinary cases, while seven districts are in Maharashtra and one in Karnataka.
Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh remain states of concern.
He said that Delhi has been considered as a district and it is also included in this list. He said that the ten districts where the maximum number of cases are being reported are Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Bengaluru city, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Delhi, and Durg. According to the secretary, Maharashtra, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh still remain states of concern. In the case of Maharashtra, this is in view of the total number of cases of infection and the total number of deaths due to infection, whereas it is worrisome given the number of patients from Punjab and Chhattisgarh in total deaths due to infection across the country.
Bhushan said that the Center has formed 50 high-level public health teams and has been deployed in districts with more cases and more deaths due to infection in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Punjab. These teams are being deployed in 30 districts of Maharashtra, 11 districts of Chhattisgarh, and nine districts of Punjab. The Health Ministry said that on April 5, more than 43 lakh doses of the anti-infection vaccine were given, which is the highest number ever in a day. With these, 8,31,10,926 doses have been given in the country so far.
In India, there are 9,192 infections per million people.
Bhushan said that the situation in India is much better in this context. India is the fastest running in terms of vaccination campaigns. He said that the incidence of infection per million people in India is still the lowest. In India, there are 9,192 infections per million people, while in the US it is 91,757, in France 71,718, and in Britain 64,216. On a global basis, there are 16,783 cases of infection per 1 million population. Regarding the cases of Covid-19 re-infection, ICMR Director General Balaram Bhargava said, “We have studied the data on re-infection cases in India. Globally, re-infection cases are around 1 percent. ”
Later in the night, the Ministry of Health rejected the report which claimed that the Center has said that the Kumbh Mela has become a major event to spread the infection. The ministry called it “wrong and bogus”. The Center has already issued a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) which is to be followed at the Kumbh Mela.