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On the occasion of World Environment Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his greetings and shared his views on environment conservation, even as he emphasized on the need to make our planet greener.

The PM stated that the World Environment Day called for us to bow to Mother Earth and reaffirm our pledge to protect the Environment and make it cleaner and greener. Welcoming our culture, which encouraged living in complete harmony with the environment, Shri Modi stated that we were blessed to be part of such culture. He urged everyone to serve as Trustees, whereby we could not only utilize the natural resources for present development, but also work towards ensuring happiness for future generations.

The PM further acknowledged people’s participation in creating a cleaner and greener planet, along with Government efforts, and appealed to them to ensure that every step taken in daily lives would also focus on conserving the nature and natural resources.

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Prime Minister reviews availability & supply of oxygen and medicines
May 12, 2021
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GoI is in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production of medicines & extend all help needed
Production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks
Supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave

PM Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting to review the availability & supply of oxygen & medicines.

PM was briefed that the Government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs being used in the management of Covid as well Mucormycosis. The Minister updated PM that they are in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production & extend all kind of help needed. PM was also informed about the current production & stock of APIs for each such drug. It was discussed that states are being provided medicines in good quantities. PM was also apprised that the production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. PM said that India has a very vibrant Pharma sector and Government’s continued close coordination with them will ensure proper availability of all medicines.

PM also took stock of the situation on oxygen availability and supply in the country. It was discussed that the supply of oxygen is now more than 3 times the supply during the peak of first wave. PM was briefed about the operations of oxygen rail and sorties by IAF planes. PM was also informed about the status of procurement of Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders as well as the status of PSA plants being installed across the country.

PM also remarked that states should be asked to operationalize ventilators in a time-bound manner and resolve technical & training issues with the help of the manufacturers.