Cabinet okays Rs 15,000 crore for ‘India COVID-19 emergency response, health system preparedness package’

News: The Union Cabinet approved investments of Rs. 15,000 crore for ‘India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package’.

Facts:

Aim: Enhance emergency response to slow and limit COVID-19 in India

Objectives:

  • Development of diagnostics and COV1D-dedicated treatment facilities, 
  • Centralized procurement of essential medical equipment and drugs required for treatment of infected patients, 
  • Strengthen and build resilient National and State health systems to support prevention and preparedness for future disease outbreaks, 
  • Set up of laboratories and enhance surveillance activities, biosecurity preparedness, pandemic research 
  • Engage communities and conduct risk communication activities
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