Centre firm in resolve to help Bengal fight Covid Harsh
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NEW DELHI: With West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in search of a uniform vaccination coverage for the nation, Union well being minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday assured her that the Centre was agency in its resolve to assist the state struggle the Covid-19 pandemic, but additionally flagged greater than 40 per cent positivity fee in some districts of the state.
Vardhan additionally requested the West Bengal chief minister to give attention to conducting extra exams to detect infections within the state.
In a four-page letter addressed to her and posted on his Twitter timeline, the well being minister congratulated Banerjee for her victory within the lately held meeting elections.

Referring to her letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on “further requirements for Covid-19 management in West Bengal”, the minister mentioned the Centre has been supporting each state “not just financially, but also through requisite diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices and other essential materials and services”.
He additional flagged a excessive positivity fee of over 40 per cent in some districts of West Bengal and asserted that testing wanted to be considerably ramped up.
“Similarly, we will need to augment the health infrastructure in the state significantly,” he wrote.
The letter got here on a day when the West Bengal authorities moved the Supreme Court in search of instructions to disband Phase-III vaccine coverage of the Centre and adoption of a uniform coverage of procuring 100 per cent doses of Covid-19 from vaccine producers for equitable distribution to all of the states and Union territories without cost decentralised distribution.
The state authorities additionally sought setting apart the differential pricing mechanism for Covid-19 vaccines and capping the worth for the vaccines at a uniform value of Rs 150 per dose.
The plea within the apex court docket adopted letters written by Banerjee to Modi on numerous necessities listed by her for combating the Covid-19 pandemic.


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