India’s Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeds 15.68 Crore as Phase-3 of Nationwide Vaccination Drive commences

  • The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 15.68 Cr today as the Phase-3 of the nationwide Vaccination Drive commenced yesterday.
  • More than 18 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
  • The National Mortality Rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.10%.
  • Four States/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are D&D & D&N, Lakshadweep, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram.


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PM reviews progress of converting Nitrogen plants to Oxygen Plants

The process of converting the existing Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) nitrogen plants for production of oxygen was discussed. On deliberation with the industries, so far 14 industries have been identified where conversion of plants is under progress. Further 37 Nitrogen plants have been also identified with the help of industry associations.

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PM reviews usage of Gaseous Oxygen for Medical Purposes

Many industries like Steel plants, refineries with petrochemical units, industries using rich combustion process, power plants etc have oxygen plants which produce gaseous oxygen which is used in the process. This oxygen can be tapped for medical use.It is expected that around 10,000 oxygenated beds can be made available in a short period of time by making temporary hospitals near such plants.

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Cabinet Secretary reviews state of COVID-19 preparedness in Delhi

Shri Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, today reviewed various aspects of COVID-19 preparedness in Delhi. Officials of the Government of NCT of Delhi (GNCTD) made a presentation in the meeting, covering issues of recent trends in active cases, deaths and positivity rate; availability and expansion plans of medical infrastructure; status of oxygen availability; home isolation procedures and helpline; ambulance services; and testing.

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Delhi receives its 2nd Oxygen Express with 120 MT Liquid Oxygen
Indian Railways has now delivered 1094 MT of LMO in 74 tankers to various states across the country. 19 Oxygen Expresses have already completed their journey and 2 more loaded Oxygen Express are on the run carrying 61.46 MT (approx.) of LMO in 4 tankers.

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Railways work swiftly to deploy 10 Isolation Coaches at Dimapur today in keeping State Govt of Nagaland’s demand

Strengthening the capabilities of the nation in the united fight against Covid, the Ministry of Railways has, amongst its multi-pronged initiatives, deployed nearly 4000 Isolation Coaches with almost 64000 beds. 213 Isolation Coaches in use in different parts of India now. As on date more than 3200 free beds available in these Isolation Coaches

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Govt. of India has so far provided more 16.54 crore vaccine doses to States/UTs Free of Cost

More than 78 lakh doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.More than 56 Lakh doses in addition will be received by the States/UTs in the next 3 days.

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