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Maharashtra, Delhi given maximum Ventilators Procured from PM-CARES fund

NEW DELHI: Worst-affected Maharashtra and Delhi have gotten the maximum ventilators from the Centre to date that are being procured from the PM CARES fund, the Prime Minister’s Office mentioned in an announcement.

The PM CARES Fund Trust has allotted Rs 2000 crore for provide of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government-run COVID hospitals in all States and UTs and Rs 1000 crore was allotted for the welfare of migrant labourers. So far 2,923 ventilators have been manufactured, out of which 1340 ventilators have already been delivered to the States and UTs. The outstanding recipients embrace Maharashtra (275), Delhi (275), Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90), and Rajasthan (75). By the top of June 2020, further 14,000 ventilators might be delivered to States and UTs,” the PMO mentioned.

Maharashtra, Delhi, and Gujarat are worst-affected states as a consequence of Covid-19 with the very best variety of instances and deaths reported within the nation. Out of the 50,000 ventilators ordered underneath PM CARES, 30,000 ventilators are being manufactured by Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and the remaining 20000 ventilators are being manufactured by AgVa Healthcare (10000), AMTZ Basic (5650), AMTZ High End (4000), and Allied Medical (350). ET was the primary to report on June 17 that the 30,000 ventilators from BEL might be delivered to the federal government by August and a few had already arrived.

A sum of Rs 1000 crore was additionally allotted underneath PM-CARES for the welfare of migrant labourers and PMO mentioned on Tuesday that the complete quantity has already been launched to States and UTs, with the maximum allocation made to Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.

“The distribution of the fund is based on the formula of 50% weightage for the population as per 2011 census, 40% weightage for number of positive COVID-19 cases and 10 % for equal distribution among all the States/UTs. This assistance is to be used for arranging accommodation, food, medical treatment and transportation of the migrants. The main recipients of the grant are Maharashtra (181 cr), Uttar Pradesh (103 cr), Tamil Nadu (83 cr), Gujarat (66 cr), Delhi (55 cr), West Bengal (53 cr), Bihar (51 cr), Madhya Pradesh (50 cr), Rajasthan (50 cr) and Karnataka (34 cr),” the PMO mentioned in an announcement.

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