Left Menu
Development News Edition

PPE kits, N95 masks available in adequate quantities: Harsh Vardhan

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and N95 masks are available in adequate quantities in the market.

ANI | New Delhi | Updated: 01-04-2020 22:00 IST | Created: 01-04-2020 22:00 IST
PPE kits, N95 masks available in adequate quantities: Harsh Vardhan
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Photo/ ANI. Image Credit: ANI

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits and N95 masks are available in adequate quantities in the market. "If more masks, PPE kits, ventilators and ICU beds are needed in the future, the government will be able to provide it," he told ANI.

Earlier on Tuesday, a Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting led by Harsh Vardhan, reviewed the situation over the first week of lockdown. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced a three-week lockdown from March 24 midnight in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country.

The total number of novel coronavirus cases in India climbed to 1,637 on Wednesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (ANI)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...

Videos

Latest News

Nawaz Sharif's leaked photo sparks debate over his health

A fresh picture of Pakistans ailing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif taking tea at a London caf along with some members of his family went viral on social media, sparking a debate on his health with the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf mem...

Reliance Entertainment Group CEO Shibasish Sarkar tests positive for COVID-19

Shibasish Sarkar, Group Chief Executive Officer- Content, Digital and Gaming at Reliance Entertainment, has tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently admitted to a hospital here. According to a source close to Sarkar, the senior ...

Villa's Mings says Premier League return driven by finance

Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings says players were the last to be consulted over the Premier Leagues financially driven plan to restart in June. The English top-flight is scheduled to resume on June 17 after being suspended since March due...

Vande Bharat Mission flight with 148 Indians departs from Riyadh

A special flight under the Vande Bharat Mission with 148 passengers on board departed from Riyadh for Hyderabad on Sunday. Air India AI 1936 bound for Hyderabad has departed from King Khalid International Airport Riyadh with 148 passengers,...

Give Feedback