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Prime Minister Narendra Modi Asks Other States To Adopt Punjab’s COVID Combat Model

Prime Minister was conducting a video conference meeting with chief ministers, as part of his scheduled two-day interactions to review the COVID situation and management strategies of all the states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Asks Other States To Adopt Punjab's COVID Combat Model
Highlights
  • Punjab's contribution to all-India COVID-19 cases is less than 1 per cent
  • Punjab has a mortality rate of 2.1 per cent, recovery rate of 75 per cent
  • Punjab is conducting 5,527 COVID-19 tests per million population

Chandigarh: Appreciating Punjab’s COVID micro-containment and house-to-house surveillance strategy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (June 16) asked all other states to adopt the model, which was helping Punjab successfully control the spread of the pandemic to a significant extent. The Prime Minister intervened as Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh was describing the state’s model to combat COVID-19 and suggested that all states should follow the same strategic approach to effectively counter the virus, read an official statement.

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The Prime Minister was conducting a video conference meeting with chief ministers of Punjab and some other states, as part of his scheduled two-day interactions to review the COVID situation and management strategies of all the states.

During the meeting, the Punjab Chief Minister suggested to the Prime Minister to set up a group, which should include a few chief ministers, to discuss and formulate a coordinated Centre-state response to the devastating impact of COVID-19 on the economy and governments across the country.

Calling for urgent steps to mitigate Punjab’s financial stress, the Chief Minister said that a detailed memorandum had already been sent to the central government, listing out the impact of COVID-19 and also seeking fiscal and non-fiscal assistance, the statement said.

Also Read: Fighting COVID-19: Punjab Chief Minister Launches One Month Awareness Drive As Part Of Mission Fateh

Even though Punjab’s contribution to the all-India cases was less than 1 per cent (at 3,140 cases) at present, with a mortality rate of 2.1 per cent and recovery rate of 75 per cent, the curve was rising as a result of the inbound travellers and the easing of restrictions and more mixing of people, the Chief Minister said, giving a status update on the COVID-19 situation prevailing in the state.

Emphasising the need for more tests, despite the current 5,527 tests per million in Punjab being higher than the all India average of 4,088, CM Singh reiterated his request to the Prime Minister to direct the Centre’s institutions in Chandigarh and Punjab to increase testing capacity.

Also Read: COVID-19 Testing Capacity Reaches 3 Lakhs Samples A Day: Health Ministry

On the state’s preparedness to tackle the further spread of the pandemic, the Chief Minister informed the meeting that 5,000 isolation beds were ready in Government Level 2 and 3 facilities, in addition to 10,000-15,000 beds in Level 1 COVID Care Centres for mild patients.

These Level 1 beds can be scaled to 30,000 if the need arises, he said.

Also Read: Robotic Device ‘Carebot’ To Promote Physical Distancing, Assist Healthcare Staff At COVID-19 Facility In Amritsar

World

26,71,08,375Cases
22,77,48,418Active
3,40,89,137Recovered
52,70,820Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,71,08,375 and 52,70,820 have died; 22,77,48,418 are active cases and 3,40,89,137 have recovered as on December 8, 2021 at 3:48 am.

India

3,46,48,383 6,822Cases
95,0143,402Active
3,40,79,612 10,004Recovered
4,73,757 220Deaths
In India, there are 3,46,48,383 confirmed cases including 4,73,757 deaths. The number of active cases is 95,014 and 3,40,79,612 have recovered as on December 7, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,39,296 518

10,528 298

64,87,593 811

1,41,175 5

Kerala

51,69,198 3,277

41,386 2,724

50,86,044 5,833

41,768 168

Karnataka

29,98,400 301

7,096 65

29,53,067 359

38,237 7

Tamil Nadu

27,31,235 719

8,013 28

26,86,683 737

36,539 10

Andhra Pradesh

20,73,852 122

2,030 92

20,57,369 213

14,453 1

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,485 10

137 3

16,87,437 7

22,911

West Bengal

16,19,722 465

7,590 49

15,92,579 505

19,553 9

Delhi

14,41,398 40

344 26

14,15,955 65

25,099 1

Odisha

10,50,354 105

2,010 144

10,39,921 248

8,423 1

Chhattisgarh

10,07,011 44

337 7

9,93,081 37

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,920 29

221 0

9,45,743 28

8,956 1

Gujarat

8,27,745 38

350 1

8,17,300 37

10,095

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,258 17

137 4

7,82,593 13

10,528

Haryana

7,71,851 32

203 18

7,61,594 14

10,054

Bihar

7,26,244 7

28 2

7,14,126 5

12,090

Telangana

6,77,138 195

3,810 23

6,69,328 171

4,000 1

Assam

6,17,758 182

2,544 54

6,09,088 122

6,126 6

Punjab

6,03,509 21

333 28

5,86,565 46

16,611 3

Jharkhand

3,49,352 10

131 4

3,44,080 6

5,141

Uttarakhand

3,44,364 11

172 2

3,36,781 13

7,411

Jammu And Kashmir

3,37,915 108

1,661 45

3,31,771 151

4,483 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,630 112

776 21

2,23,001 90

3,853 1

Goa

1,79,209 35

413 1

1,75,409 34

3,387

Mizoram

1,36,784 330

3,120 19

1,33,156 310

508 1

Puducherry

1,29,093 8

250 30

1,26,968 38

1,875

Manipur

1,25,389 29

341 12

1,23,063 38

1,985 3

Tripura

84,866 8

93 3

83,948 5

825

Meghalaya

84,599 16

246 2

82,878 14

1,475

Chandigarh

65,500 12

62 4

64,618 8

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,294 1

35 1

54,979 2

280

Sikkim

32,374 5

214 1

31,755 6

405

Nagaland

32,140 4

120 3

31,321 1

699

Ladakh

21,723 9

270 25

21,238 34

215

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

0 0

10,679

4

Lakshadweep

10,404

10 0

10,343

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,690 2

3 1

7,558 3

129

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