25 district in 15 states have not reported new Covid-19 cases in last 14 days: Health ministry | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Twenty-five districts throughout 15 states the place Covid-19 infections have been detected earlier have reported no new cases in the last 14 days and the credit score for it goes to the right implementation of containment methods by the district administrations, Union Health Ministry stated on Monday.
Addressing a press briefing right here, Joint Secretary in the well being ministry Lav Agarwal stated 796 new Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the whole quantity of cases to 9,152 and deaths to 308.
“The implementation of the action plan has started yielding appreciable results in 25 districts across 15 states which reported cases earlier. These districts have no case reported since the last 14 days and constant vigil is being maintained to ensure that no new cases may occur in future,” he stated.
The districts are Gondia (Maharashtra), Raj Nand Gaon (Chhattisgarh), Davangiri (Karnataka), South Goa, Wayanad and Kottayam (Kerala), West Imphal (Manipur), Rajouri (J&Okay), Aizwal West (Mizoram), Mahe in Puducherry, SBS Nagar in Punjab, Patna, Nalanda and Munger in Bihar, Pratapgarh in Rajasthan, Panipat, Rohtak and Sirsa in Haryana, Pauri Garhwal in Uttrakhand and Bhadradari Kothagudem in Telangana.
Commenting over a not too long ago printed research which acknowledged that administration of antiviral drug Remdesivir might cut back danger of loss of life in critically sick coronavirus sufferers, Head of Epidemiology and Communicable illnesses at Indian COuncil of Medical Research, Raman R Gangakhedkar stated the drug which was used towards Ebola virus, might have an effect on the replica of the virus.
“Recently reported research on use of Remdesivir for Covid-19 therapy is not a medical trial, however an observational research in response to which two out of three sufferers after therapy with the drug might not want ventilator assist or their want for oxygen assist might cut back.
“We will come to know of additional developments by means of the WHO Solidarity Trial, which has an arm trying into this,” he stated.
He additional stated Remdesivir, developed by Gilead Sciences Inc, is not presently obtainable in the nation and the federal government is working to see if any pharmaceutical firm can manufacture it.
Responding to a report of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention which acknowledged that coronavirus can unfold by means of shoe soles, Gangakhedkar said extra proof and analysis is required to conclude that.
“We have to see the power of the proof…to say that it has been transmitted through shoe soles will want a stable proof and I’ll not settle for it primarily based on one report,” he stated.
He additional knowledgeable that 2,06,212 checks for Covid-19 have been carried out thus far, including that 14,855 checks happened at 156 authorities labs and 1,913 checks have been completed at 69 personal labs on Sunday. “There isn’t any want to fret. We have sufficient shares to conduct checks for upto six weeks,” he stated.
Reacting to stories which stated ICMR’s nodal testing facility in Kolkata, West Bengal was not sending sufficient samples for Covid-19 testing, Agarwal stated, “Our effort is to make sure that the rules and the do’s and don’ts of the infectious illness administration are adopted.
“The Home Secretary and the ministry of Health communicates regularly through video conferencing with states and we tell them our containment strategies and they are working in coordination.”
Agarwal additionally stated the Core Strategy Group on Covid-19 arrange at CSIR labs was engaged on fast and economical diagnostics in addition to new medication.
“Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan reviewed the analysis efforts of COVID-19 by CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research) in the presence of DG, CSIR and 38 CSIR Lab Directors.
“The CSIR laboratories are working in shut partnership with main personal sector industries, PSUs, MSME engaged on digital and molecular surveillance, fast and economical diagnostics, new medication/repurposing of medication and related manufacturing processes and hospital assistive units and PPEs amongst others,” he stated.
Under State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) throughout 27 states, 1.96 crore masks have been produced by 78,373 self-assist group members, Agarwal stated, including the National Cadet Corps (NCC) volunteer cadets are serving to civil administration beneath ‘Exercise NCC Yogdaan’.
As on April 10, beneath the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Package, greater than 30 crore poor folks have acquired monetary help of Rs 28,256 crore to guard them from the influence of lockdown attributable to Covid-19, he stated.
As many as 19.86 crore ladies account holders of Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana have acquired Rs 9,930 crore whereas beneath the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN), 6.93 crore farmers have acquired Rs 13,855 crore.
On cases of medical professionals contracting coronavirus an infection, Agarwal stated in majority of the cases, medical doctors who contracted the illness subsequently contaminated folks related to them throughout their common infections, and have been not on Covid-19 obligation.
There have been miniscule proportion of doctors on obligation testing COVID-19 constructive, he stated including that the healthcare settings ought to implement an infection prevention and management methods.

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