Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha on Friday.
Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in Lok Sabha on Friday.

COVID-19: Without blaming pervious govts that ignored health infrastructure, Modi govt working to strengthen it', says Mansukh Mandaviya

ANI | Updated: Dec 03, 2021 16:14 IST


New Delhi [India], December 3 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya informed Lok Sabha on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has refrained from blaming the previous governments for the weak health infrastructure but has been working to strengthen it and added that the nation got COVID-19 vaccine within a year.
"Under Modi Govt, work is going on to strengthen weak health infrastructure. Without blaming previous governments that ignored health infrastructure, the Government worked for results. In the last two years, decisions under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi show that this government works with willpower and not power," he said during a discussion on COVID-19 management.
"1st COVID19 case in India was reported on 13th Jan 2020 in Kerala. But the 1st meeting of Jt Monitoring Committee constituted by the Centre, was held on 8th Jan 2020. It means we were alert, a committee had been formed before the case was reported &it had started working, he added.
"There was a time when it took 3 yrs for approval if someone did research on a vaccine. So, nobody used to do research. We scrapped those rules and the nation got vaccine after research within a year - this facility has been given by PM Modi," he said.
"3.46 crore corona cases have been reported in India and 4.6 Lakh people died - this is 1.36 per cent of total cases. 25,000 cases and 340 deaths per million population reported in India - this is one of the lowest in the world," he said reacting to the Opposition's attack on the Centre for not revealing the actual number of covid-19 fatalities during the second wave.
The Winter session which began on November 29 is likely to conclude on December 23. The Central government had during the monsoon session informed the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen has been specifically reported by states/Union territories during the second wave of COVID-19. (ANI)

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