“Health infrastructure” has increased 45-fold during the pandemic: Centre

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The Government of India has informed the Supreme Court about the status of India’s Healthcare infrastructure to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

India’s Healthcare Infrastructure Status:

  • India’s Health Infrastructure has increased up to 45-fold to tackle the successive waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The total cumulative vaccine coverage was 27.23 crore doses as of June 19, 2021.
  • The total intensive care unit(ICU) beds had increased by 45-fold from a baseline of 2,500 to around 1.13 lakh.
  • The total isolation beds (excluding ICU beds) had climbed 42-fold, from 41,000 to 17.17 lakh.
  • Oxygen-supported beds have multiplied 7.5-fold from 50,000 to around 3.81 lakh.
  • Around 1.5 lakh health personnel had been engaged on the ground to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • The insurance coverage was given to 22.12 lakhs health care workers, including ASHA workers fighting COVID-19.
  • Testing capacity had been increased from 30,000 tests a day in April 2020 to a high of 22 lakh tests daily.

Source: The Hindu

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