Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting. This meeting was to review the availability and supply of oxygen and medicines to check the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in India.
PM Modi has been holding regular meetings on the Covid-19 situation.
Moreover, the Centre has been proactive in taking key decisions to give a boost to health infrastructure in the country.
The meeting focussed on availability of oxygen and medicines after various state governments flagged shortages in supply.
The ministers informed him that the supply of oxygen is now more than three times the supply during the peak of the first wave.
This comes amid reports of ventilators lying unused in some states.
PM Modi said at the meeting that states should be asked to operationalise them in a time-bound manner.
In the meeting, discussions took over monitoring the supply of drugs being used in the management of Covid as well mucormycosis.
The black fungus has also affected many Covid-19 patients. PM Modi was also briefed about besides the status of procurement of oxygen concentrators, cylinders. Also, the status of plants being installed across India to produce life-saving gas was discussed.
Furthermore, various states flagged the shortage of vaccines and other essentials.