Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will preside over a high-level virtual meeting with chief ministers and health ministers of seven high-burden states on Wednesday to review the COVID-19 situation.
These states are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, and Punjab, an official statement said that over 63 active cases in the country are concentrated in these seven states.
They also have 65.5 percent of the total confirmed cases and 77 percent of the total deaths.
“Along with the other five states, Punjab and Delhi have recently recorded an increase in the number of reported cases. Maharashtra, Punjab, and Delhi report a higher death rate with a case fatality rate (CFR) of over 2.0%. Other than Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, their positivity rate is observed to be above the national average of 8.52 per cent,” the statement said.
In addition, the Center has led the fight against COVID-19 in effective cooperation and close coordination with the State and Union Territory Governments.
The central government is supporting them to develop health and medical infrastructure, managing ICUs with clinical management capability of doctors, which is e-, carried out by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with AIIMS, New Delhi. The ICU has been sufficiently advanced through tele-counseling practice.
The statement said that high-level reviews have ensured adequate availability of medical oxygen in hospitals and COVID health facilities.
The Center is also regularly supporting multi-disciplinary teams to the States and Union Territories and to support and entrust them with positive case management, monitoring, testing, and efficient clinical management.