Centre releases 15% amount under Covid emergency response package to states
This will help in the development of health infrastructure, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said
The central government has released 15 percent of the amount under the Covid-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness (ECRP-II) Package to the states to improve health infrastructure, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday.
The Minister said an amount of ₹1,827.8 crore has been sent to the states and Union Territories under the Covid emergency response package. The amount constitutes 15% of the total allocation of ₹12,185 crore under the package.
In a tweet, the Mandaviya said, “15 per cent of the total amount of ‘Emergency COVID-19 Response Package’ fixed by the Central Government to empower the country to fight COVID-19 which means Rs 1827.80 crore has been sent to the states and UTs. This package will prove helpful in the development of health infrastructure across the country.”
He also shared infographics that showed the allocation to all the states and Union territories out of ₹1,827.8 crore.
Meanwhile, India recorded 41,649 coronavirus cases and 593 fatalities in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Saturday. With this, the country’s total Covid caseload is now at 3,16,13,993, while the death toll stands at 4,23,810.
Active cases recorded a slight rise for the fourth consecutive day. The country’s tally of active cases presently stands at 4,08,920.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.34 per cent. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.42 per cent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease has gone up to 3,07,81,263, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent.