The central government said on Monday that it is a matter of concern to continue the increase in daily affairs of Kovid-19 in some states, while “very early signs” of stability in daily affairs have been found in some states including Delhi and Maharashtra. Efforts are on to break the cycle of infection. Addressing reporters, Joint Secretary of the Health Ministry Luv Aggarwal said that there are signs of stability in the daily affairs of Kovid-19 in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh.
He said that states like Bihar, Rajasthan, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka and West Bengal are witnessing an increase in daily affairs. On April 24, 25,294 cases of infection were reported in Delhi. On May 2, 24,253 cases were reported here. Similarly, Maharashtra reported 65,442 infections on 24 April and 62,417 on 20 April. There were 15,583 cases in Chhattisgarh on 29 April while 14,087 cases were reported on 2 May. The same is seen in Daman and Diu, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Regarding the districts, Agarwal said that there have been signs of decline in cases in the last 15 days in Durg, Gariaband, Raipur, Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh, Chhindwara, Guna, Shajapur in Madhya Pradesh, Leh in Ladakh and Nirmal in Telangana. There are also signs of decline in 12 districts of Maharashtra in the last 15 days. “However, these are very early signs and it is too early to analyze the situation on the basis of them,” he said. It is important to continue prevention efforts at the district and state levels so that we can continue to maintain this growth and curb cases. ”He said that there are 12 states where the number of under-treated patients is more than one lakh.
These include Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu. In seven states, the number of patients is 50 thousand to one lakh and in 17 states it is less than 50 thousand.
He said that there are 22 states where the infection rate is more than 15 percent and in nine states the infection rate is between 5 and 15 percent and in five states it is less than five percent. He said that Andaman and Nicobar, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Odisha, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura And West Bengal is witnessing an increase in daily affairs.
“At the moment, it is important to analyze the cases at the micro-level and continue efforts in the areas from which the cases are coming up,” said Aggarwal. Regarding vaccination, he said that Kovid-19 has so far been in the country. 15.72 crore doses of vaccines have been given. Of these, 12.83 crore people were given the first while 2.89 crore people were given the second dose. 0.02 crore vaccines have been administered as first dose to people between the ages of eighteen to 44 years. Aggarwal said that vaccines have been started in 12 states from May 1 to 18 to 44 years of age. Regarding the shortage of medical oxygen in the country, he said that the government is exploring the possibility of conversion of nitrogen plants for its production.
Meanwhile, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria cautioned about the haste of CT scans in mild Kovid-19 symptoms, saying that it has side effects and benefits can lead to more harm. He said, “A CT scan is like 300 to 400 chest X-rays. According to the data, repeated CT scan in young age poses a risk of cancer later. Repeated radiation can cause a lot of damage. So, if oxygen levels are normal, there is no need to have CT scan for mild symptoms of Kovid-19. ”