The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved significant investments to the tune of Rs. 15,000 crore for 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package'.
The key objectives of the package include mounting emergency response to slow and limit COVID-19 in India through the development of diagnostics and COV1D-dedicatcd treatment facilities, centralized procurement of essential medical equipment and drugs required for treatment of infected patients. These interventions and initiatives would be implemented under the overall umbrella of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has been authorized to re-appropriate resources among components of the package and among the various implementation agencies as per the evolving emergent situation.