India’s response against COVID-19 is proactive says health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan
Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated that India was first to respond to COVID-19 and stands on a better footing then the rest of the world because of the valuable and sincere services of its Corona Warriors.
Dr Vardhan also said, during the last three months, the government has scaled up the number of government labs to 230 aided by another 87 private labs with more than 16 thousand collection centres. He said, so far more than five lakh people have been tested for COVID-19. He said, the government is going to increase the numbers of its labs to 300 and ramp up its present daily testing capacity of 55 thousand to one lakh per day by 31st of next month. He said, India has in all 2,033 dedicated facilities in the country with more than one lakh 90 thousand isolation beds, more than 24 thousand ICU beds and more than 12,000 ventilators.