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Center assures WB of all its help to fight Covid after Didi’s letter to Prime Minister | India News


NEW DELHI: In response to West Bengal’s CM Mamata Banerjee’s letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier in the day, the Center on Friday assured the state of all possible assistance in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Aamaar Sonar Bangla! Diagnosis, Therapeutics, Medicines, Oxygen or Increased Health Infrastructure … Rest assured Mamata Didi, whatever you need West Bengal, Narendra Modi ji government is determined to provide, for help you effectively fight the Covid-19 pandemic, “Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted and attached a four-page letter marked with the West Bengal CM.

Vardhan maintained that the Center had been supporting each state not only financially but also through diagnostics, therapies, medical devices, vaccines, and other essential materials and services. “We look forward to working closely with you in the fight against this pandemic and for the health and prosperity of the people of West Bengal,” Vardhan said in the letter, referring to Banerjee’s letter to the prime minister.
The minister said that the Center will continue to provide free Covid-19 vaccines to all states and UT, including West Bengal, for the vaccination of frontline workers and those over 45 years of age. “As to date, West Bengal has already received a total of 1,18,83,340 doses of vaccine. In addition, 2,00,000 doses of vaccine are pending for immediate supply,” he added.
“In addition, the health ministry has so far provided West Bengal with 18.38 lakh of N-95 masks, 4.48 lakh of personal protective equipment, 1,245 ventilators and 43.5 lakh of hydroxychloroquine tablets for the management of pandemic, “Vardhan said.
The minister claimed that the Center had assigned five PSA plants to West Bengal, of which two were up and running. “The Center is also in the process of assigning an additional 70 PSA plants to the state after due consideration of the proposals received from the state,” he said.

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