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Centre Approves Rs 15,000 Crore For COVID-19 Emergency Response Package






Coronavirus Crisis Fund: Centre has launched Rs 11,092 crores to all states (Representational)

New Delhi:

A 100 per cent centrally-funded five-year scheme value Rs 15,000 crores to strengthen nationwide and state-level well being techniques was permitted on Wednesday as India fights to regulate the unfold of the infectious COVID-19 virus, the federal government has stated.

The “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package” will probably be applied in three phases – from January 2020 to June 2020, from July 2020 to March 2021 and from April 2021 to March 2024. This fund will probably be divided amongst all states and union territories.

Activities to be funded underneath this scheme embody the event of devoted COVID-19 hospitals, ICUs (intensive care unit) and provide of oxygen in medical centres.

“With the objective of emergency COVID-19 response, (a fund has been set up for) strengthening national and state health systems to support prevention and preparedness, procurement of essential medical equipment, consumables and drugs and strengthening of surveillance activities, including setting up laboratories and bio-security preparedness,” a round signed by the Director of the National Health Mission stated.

Activities listed underneath the primary section additionally embody disinfection of hospitals and authorities ambulances, in addition to buy of PPE (private safety gear) and N-95 face masks.

India has reported over 5,700 COVID-19 circumstances thus far, together with a minimum of 166 deaths. Maharashtra (1,135 circumstances, 72 deaths), Tamil Nadu (738 circumstances, eight deaths) and Delhi (669 circumstances, 9 deaths) are the areas worst-hit, thus far. As of Monday circumstances have been reported from 284 districts throughout 28 states and union territories.

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Across the nation COVID-19 hotspots have been detected (with 20 in Delhi alone) to include the virus

The scale of the outbreak, and the velocity with which it has unfold over the previous few weeks, has left a number of states scrambling for funds to struggle the virus.

The three-week “total lockdown” imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi final month – this consists of shutting down non-essential industries, business institutions and manufacturing centres – has additionally been testing states’ financial resilience.

States are slashing salaries, demanding a rise in borrowing limits and asking for fund transfers from the centre as tax revenues and reserves dry up.

Both Telangana (427 circumstances, seven deaths) and Andhra Pradesh (348 circumstances, 4 deaths) have deferred a minimum of parts of the salaries of some, together with the Chief Minister. The Delhi authorities has stopped all expenditure besides salaries.

The centre too has gone into belt-tightening mode, with salaries of union ministers and MPs, beginning with the Prime Minister, slashed by 30 per cent for the approaching 12 months.

This week the Union Home Ministry launched Rs 11,092 crores from the State Disaster Risk Management Fund. In March the centre additionally allowed states to faucet into their respective catastrophe response funds (SDRF).

The query of funds to struggle the novel coronavirus outbreak grew to become a political challenge this week after the centre’s determination to droop, for 2 years, the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Fund (MP-LAD) – a sum of Rs 5 crore allotted to MPs yearly for his or her constituencies.

The determination was criticised with Congress MP Karti Chidambaram calling it “absolutely unacceptable”.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has permitted $1 billion in emergency funds for India. The funds, the monetary company stated, needs to be used to “support better screening, contact tracing and laboratory diagnostics” amongst different expenditures.

World

14,96,106Cases

10,69,854Active

3,36,808Recovered

89,444Deaths

Coronavirus has unfold to 184 nations. The complete confirmed circumstances worldwide are 14,96,106 and 89,444 have died; 10,69,854 are energetic circumstances and 3,36,808 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm.

India

5,865 591Cases

5,218 504Active

478 67Recovered

169 20Deaths

In India, there are 5,865 confirmed circumstances together with 169 deaths. The variety of energetic circumstances is 5,218 and 478 have recovered as on April 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai496

Pune131

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar20

Nagpur16

Aurangabad8

Latur8

Palghar7

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Sindhudurg1

Nashik1

Amravati1

Kolhapur1

Jalna1

Jalgaon1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*294

1135 117

946 71

117 38

72 8

DistrictCases

Chennai152

Coimbatore59

Dindigul44

Tirunelveli38

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Ranipet28

Tiruppur27

Namakkal27

Madurai24

Karur23

Theni22

Chengalpattu19

Thoothukudi16

Villupuram16

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Salem11

Virudhunagar11

Thanjavur11

Nagapattinam11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanchipuram7

Vellore6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

Tirupattur4

The Nilgiris4

Ramanathapuram2

Kallakurichi2

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*54

738 48

709 45

21 2

8 1

DistrictCases

South170

Central99

North64

New Delhi55

Shahdara53

South West23

West18

South East17

East15

North East14

North West10

Details Awaited*131

669 93

639 93

21

9

DistrictCases

Hyderabad168

Nizamabad26

Warangal Urban23

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Nalgonda13

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Ranga Reddy12

Adilabad10

Kamareddy9

Karimnagar8

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Sangareddy7

Jagitial4

Vikarabad4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nirmal4

Nagarkurnool2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Peddapalli2

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*91

442 15

400 15

35

7

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar37

Agra13

Meerut12

Lucknow8

Ghaziabad7

Varanasi4

Baghpat2

Pilibhit2

Ghazipur2

Shamli1

Moradabad1

Jaunpur1

Kheri1

Kanpur Nagar1

Bulandshahr1

Bareilly1

Details Awaited*316

410 67

375 61

31 5

4 1

DistrictCases

Jaipur67

Jodhpur29

Bhilwara23

Jhunjhunu18

Tonk11

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bikaner5

Dausa5

Dungarpur5

Bharatpur4

Kota3

Jaisalmer3

Alwar3

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Sikar1

Banswara1

Udaipur1

Details Awaited*185

383 55

359 55

21

3

DistrictCases

Kurnool42

Spsr Nellore23

Krishna12

Visakhapatnam11

Guntur10

Y.s.r. Kadapa9

West Godavari7

Chittoor6

Prakasam4

Anantapur3

East Godavari2

Details Awaited*219

348 43

338 42

6 1

4

DistrictCases

Kasaragod139

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur10

Idukki8

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*53

345 9

260

83 13

2

DistrictCases

Indore101

Bhopal42

Morena12

Jabalpur7

Ujjain7

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*77

259 30

243 27

0

16 3

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban58

Mysuru34

Bidar10

Chikballapur10

Uttar Kannad10

Belagavi7

Dakshin Kannad7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkot5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Davangere2

Gadag1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*9

181 6

148 2

28 3

5 1

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad76

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot9

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*18

179 14

138 11

25

16 3

DistrictCases

Gurugram33

Faridabad14

Palwal13

Nuh10

Ambala4

Panipat4

Sirsa3

Bhiwani2

Panchkula2

Hisar1

Kaithal1

Karnal1

Rohtak1

Sonipat1

Details Awaited*79

169 22

137 21

29 1

3

DistrictCases

Srinagar25

Bandipora12

Badgam8

Jammu5

Udhampur4

Rajauri3

Baramulla2

Pulwama2

Shopian2

Details Awaited*95

158 42

150 40

4

4 2

DistrictCases

Kolkata31

Howrah10

Medinipur East7

Nadia5

Kalimpong5

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

24 Paraganas North3

24 Paraganas South3

Purba Bardhaman3

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*24

103 4

82 1

16 3

5

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar23

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Sas Mohali1

Moga1

Barnala1

Patiala1

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Details Awaited*15

101 10

89 9

4

8 1

DistrictCases

Khordha31

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*2

42

39

2

1

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*24

39 1

38 1

0

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*13

35 4

30 4

5

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Goalpara3

Cachar1

Dhubri1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

Kamrup Metro1

South Salmara Mancachar1

28 1

28 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*15

18

15

2

1

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*1

14

4

10

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*13

13 9

13 9

0

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*1

11 1

11 1

0

0

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*3

10

1

9

0

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

7

0

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*4

5

4

1

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

1

1 1

0

1

1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

With enter from ANI

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