On Monday, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the lockdown of the government at the beginning helped prevent the spread of coronavirus. He also said that the government is leaving no stone unturned to deal with the Corona epidemic. In a tweet showing the growth rate of coronavirus, he said in a tweet, 'Lockdown was imposed early so that the cases of coronavirus increased not in a fast but flat manner.
The graph showed that on March 20, the growth rate of corona cases was more than 30%, which has remained around 5% since the first week of May. In view of the lack of health facilities in the wake of the Corona epidemic, the Union Health Ministry has asked the states and union territories to provide health facilities at a reasonable price by connecting private areas.
In its statement, the ministry has said that there are reports of shortage of hospitals, ICU beds, ventilators, and beds with oxygen facilities. There are also reports of more money being taken in the treatment of Corona patients. The States and Union Territories should arrange for treatment of patients at a reasonable price by adding private sector hospitals and health facilities. The ministry also said that some states have also taken initiative in this direction. The Union Health Ministry has appointed Deputy Secretary Sarang Dhar Nayak as the nodal officer for the dissemination of treatment facilities for corona present at the district level. RTI activist Venkatesh Nayak sought information in this regard. The Ministry has said in the order issued on Monday that the nodal officers will collect information in this regard and put it on the website of the Ministry, as directed by the Central Information Commission.