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Monday, January 25, 2021

    50000 ‘Desi’ Ventilators for Covid Patients

    Centre allocates Rs 2000 crore for supplying of ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators

    Guwahati: The government of India has allocated Rs 2000 crore for supplying of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government-run COVID hospitals located in different states and union territories under the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund. 

    Under the PM CARES Fund, the Centre also allocated a sum of Rs. 1000 crore for the welfare of migrant labourers.

    The Prime minister’s office, in its official statement issued on Tuesday, said, “Out of the 50000 ventilators, 30000 ventilators are being manufactured by M/s Bharat Electronics Limited.  The remaining 20000 ventilators are being manufactured by AgVa Healthcare (10000), AMTZ Basic (5650), AMTZ High End (4000) and Allied Medical (350).”

    According to the statement, so far 2923 ventilators have already been manufactured, out of which 1340 ventilators have already been delivered to different states and union territories.

    “The prominent recipients include Maharashtra (275), Delhi (275), Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90) and Rajasthan (75). By the end of June, additional 14,000 ventilators will be delivered to the states and union territories,” the statement further said.

    The statement claimed, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has already been released to different states and union territories for the welfare of the migrant labourers. 

    “The distribution of the fund is based on the formula of 50% weightage for the population as per 2011 census, 40% weightage for number of positive COVID-19 cases and 10 % for equal distribution among all the States/UTs,” the statement further said adding that the assistance was to be used for arranging accommodation, food, medical treatment and transportation of the migrants.

    The main recipients of the grant are Maharashtra (181 cr), Uttar Pradesh (103 cr), Tamil Nadu (83 cr), Gujarat (66 cr), Delhi (55 cr), West Bengal (53 cr), Bihar (51 cr), Madhya Pradesh (50 cr), Rajasthan (50 cr) and Karnataka (34 cr).


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