New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high level virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven Covid high burden States/UT to review the status and preparedness of Covid response and management, tomorrow.
These States/UT are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Delhi and Punjab.
More than 63 per cent of the active cases of the country are concentrated in these seven States/ UT. They also account for 65.5 per cent of the total confirmed cases and 77 per cent of the total deaths. Along with the other five 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 per cent Case Fatality Rate (CFR). Other than Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, their positivity rate is observed to be above the national average of 8.52 per cent.
The Centre has been leading the fight against Covid 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 tele-consultation exercise undertaken by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi.