Health Ministry said- By May we will make 10 lakh rapid test kits, now 5 lakh kits are distributed in the states according to the government, the corona patient and death ratio in India is 80:20, this ratio is better than many countries
Apr 17, 2020, 06:44 PM IST
new Delhi. India is less likely to spread corona infection than other countries of the world. The Union Health Ministry said on Friday that the number of infected was doubling every 3 days before the lockdown, but now the rate is 6.2 days. At the same time, the corona patient and death ratio in India is 80:20, this ratio is better than many countries. Apart from this, the government has targeted to produce 10 lakh rapid test kits by May. Work is also being done on preparing indigenous ventilators.
Health Ministry Joint Secretary Love Aggarwal said that the average dabbling rate in 19 states and union territories is low. These include Kerala, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Puducherry, Delhi, Bihar, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Assam and Tripura. They reported that growth factors are calculated based on the new case. Initially, corona infections were growing at 2.4%, but since April 1, the growth rate was 1.2%. Efforts are on to improve it further. Infections were cured in 80% of cases, while deaths occurred in 20%. So far, 13.6% of the patients in the country i.e. 1 thousand 793 have been discharged from the hospital. Their number is increasing every day.
Work on preparing immune booster device: Sarkar
Aggarwal said that the role of Science and Technology institutes was discussed in the meeting of the Group of Ministers for the prevention of coronavirus. In this, it was decided to increase the testing capability, design a technique for virus sequencing. It will take the help of research institutes. Apart from this, many research centers have said research on the vaccine. However, it will take time now. Work is also underway on preparing immunity booster devices in technical and research institutes. If success is achieved, it will make people physically stronger.
All types of medicines will be ready in India
Aggarwal said that we also want to work on some effective medicines. We have several options for this. The medicine which is not made in India, will be made in the country with the help of the World Health Organization. We are also working on anti viral drugs. Along with this, he is also involved in research on pharmaceutical and traditional medicines. Now large scale PPE and ventilators are being manufactured in the country itself.
ICMR said – Do not go to hospital for minor illnesses
Dr. Raman of ICMR said that so far, Corona testing of 3 lakh 19 thousand 400 people has been done in the country. There were 28 thousand 340 tests in one day on Thursday. We are fighting contagious disease, so one should avoid going to the hospital for minor diseases. In districts with less than 2 percent cases, the rate of infection can be found after examining 5 samples. If they come positive then check them again. After this, when the test comes negative, we consider it negative. Kerala has acted under our Containment Policy. Under this, people quarantined. The same formula is now being implemented across the country.