Vardhan additionally requested the West Bengal chief minister to concentrate on conducting extra checks 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.
Aamaar Sonar Bangla!Diagnostics,therapeutics, medicines, oxygen,or augmenting well being infra..Relaxation assured… https://t.co/CwhkSh6fjv
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) 1620403954000
Referring to her letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on “additional necessities for Covid-19 administration in West Bengal”, the minister mentioned the Centre has been supporting every state “not simply financially, but in addition via requisite diagnostics, therapeutics, medical units and different important supplies and companies”.
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.
“Equally, we might want to increase the well being infrastructure within the state considerably,” he wrote.
The letter got here on a day when the West Bengal authorities moved the Supreme Court looking for instructions to disband Section-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 spending a dime 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 worth of Rs 150 per dose.
The plea within the apex courtroom adopted letters written by Banerjee to Modi on numerous necessities listed by her for preventing the Covid-19 pandemic.