Centre Allocates Covid-19 Foreign Aid Supplies To States: Complete List Here
New Delhi: The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that aid received from other countries has been distributed in different states to help deal with the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Based on the criteria and principles laid out by the ministry, depending on each state’s requirement, 24 different categories of items numbering nearly 40 lakhs were distributed to 86 institutions in different states, the ministry said in a statement.
Major categories of equipment include BiPAP machines; oxygen (concentrators, cylinders, PSA Oxygen plants and pulse oximeters); drugs (Favipiravir and Remdesivir); and PPE (coveralls, N-95 masks and gowns).
Since grant in aid is limited in quantity, it has to be optimally utilized by allocating it to high burden states (states with higher number of active cases), where the requirement for such equipment/medicines is more, according to the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for allocations.