Centre assures WB of all help to fight Covid after Didi’s letter to PM | India News

Centre assures WB of all help to fight Covid after Didi's letter to PM | India News
NEW DELHI: Responding to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s letter to PM Narendra Modi earlier in the day, the Centre on Friday assured the state of all possible help in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Aamaar Sonar Bangla! Diagnostics, therapeutics, medicines, oxygen or augmenting health infra… rest assured Mamata Didi, whatever West Bengal needs, Narendra Modi ji’s government stands resolute to provide, in order to help it effectively fight Covid-19 pandemic,” health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted and attached a four-page letter marked to the West Bengal CM.

Vardhan maintained that the Centre had been supporting each state not just financially but also through diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, vaccines and other essential material and services. “We hope to work closely with you in fighting this pandemic and towards the health and prosperity of the people of West Bengal,” Vardhan said in the letter and referred to Banerjee’s letter to the PM.
The minister said the Centre would continue to provide Covid-19 vaccines free to all states and UTs including West Bengal for vaccination of frontline workers and those above 45 years of age. “As on date, West Bengal has already been provided a total of 1,18,83,340 vaccine doses. Further, 2,00,000 vaccine doses are in the pipeline for immediate supply,” he added.
“Further, the ministry of health has so far provided West Bengal with 18.38 lakh N-95 masks, 4.48 lakh PPE kits, 1245 ventilators and 43.5 lakh Hydroxychloroquine tablets for management of pandemic,” Vardhan said.
The minister claimed the Centre had allocated five PSA plants to West Bengal out of which two were installed and functional. “The Centre is also in the process of allocating 70 additional PSA plants to the state after due consideration to the proposals received from the state,” he said.

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