New Delhi: The Government of India has given good news on Friday in the midst of continuous deaths due to the havoc of Corona. The government said that there are four states in the country, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Sikkim, where so far no deaths have been reported from Kovid-19 and its number of cases in the northeast region is lower than the rest of the country.
The government also said that the lack of testing facilities and dedicated Kovid-19 hospitals in 8 northeastern states initially hampered the fight against this dangerous virus, but the infrastructure has since been strengthened.
The Union Health Ministry said that as of now, the number of cured patients there is 5715, which is less than the number of treated 3731 patients. The deceased is 12 in the entire area.
The ministry said that the fight against the epidemic has been a collective and concerted effort across the country and the Center has given active and strong support in strengthening the medical care framework in the northeastern states to combat Kovid-19.
The ministry said, “The fight against the Kovid-19 epidemic in the northeastern states that affected them included lack of investigative facilities. However, due to the attention given by the Center through the Ministry of Health today, there are 39 testing laboratories in the public sector and three testing laboratories in the private sector.
Assam has 10 public sector and two private laboratories, Meghalaya has 6 public sector laboratories and a private laboratory. There are 13 testing laboratories in Nagaland, three in Arunachal Pradesh, two each in Manipur, Mizoram and Sikkim and one testing laboratory of Kovid-19 in Tripura.
The ministry said, “There was a dearth of dedicated Kovid-19 hospitals, Kovid-19 health centers and Kovid-19 care centers in the northeastern states. Health care infrastructure has been strengthened in all eight states with the help of the center. ‘There are now 1518 dedicated Kovid-19 health units, which include 60 hospitals, 360 health centers and care centers.
The Health Ministry said, the central government has supported 8 states in increasing the number of ICU beds, separate beds, oxygen-supplied beds and ventilators. It played an important role in the effective clinical management of COVID-19 cases.
Assam has 67,833 separate beds, 1,841 oxygen supply beds and 598 ICU beds and 350 ventilators. Arunachal Pradesh has 1,998 separate beds, 178 oxygen supply beds and 60 ICU beds and 16 ventilators. The Center also collaborated to increase the availability of N95 masks, PPE kits and hydroxychloroquine drugs to the northeastern states.
As of now, there are 121 treated patients of Kovid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh while 38 have been cured. The first death occurred on Friday in the state from Kvid-19. There are 2,279 untreated cases in Assam, 4,033 patients have been cured while 9 have died due to infection.
At present, there are 702 treated cases in Manipur while 354 patients have been cured. There are 3 treated cases in Meghalaya while 42 patients have recovered and one patient has died. 1,019 patients have recovered in Tripura, 270 are under treatment and one patient has died. There are 195 treated cases in Nagaland, 115 in Mizoram, and 46 in Sikkim.