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Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi, Governor Dr.Shrimati Kamlaji and Opposition leader Shri Shaktisinh Gohil, along with many political leaders, officials, and citizens, today paid tribute to the Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly Late Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt. Gandhinagar police paid mourning salutation at the Vidhansabha premises.

Mortal body of the Speaker of 12th Gujarat Legislative Assembly Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt was carried to Vidhansabha Bhavan in an open vehicle adorned with flowers. His mortal body was placed on the special platform made in the Vidhansabha premises. Ashokbhai Bhatt's wife Smt.Jyotiben, his three sons and daughter along with family members were there with his body. Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi extended condolence to Smt.Jyotiben Bhatt and other family members of the bereaved family.

Former Chief Minister Shri Keshubhai Patel and Shri Sureshchandra Maheta paid floral tribute to the mortal body of the deceased.

Members of State Cabinet Shri Vajubhai Vala, Shri Narottambhai Patel, Smt.Anandiben Patel, Shri Nitinbhai Patel, Shri Dilipbhai Sanghani, Shri Fakirbhai Vaghela, Shri Jaynarayanbhai Vyas, Shri Ramanlal Vora, Shri Mangubhai Patel, State Ministers Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Shri Kiritsinh Rana, Shri Prafulbhai Patel, Shri Pradipsinh Jadeja, Shri Kanubhai Bhalala, Shri Parbatbhai Patel, Shri Jaysinh Chauhan, Parliamentary Secretary Shri Sundarsinh Chauhan and Shri Jaydrathsinh Parmar also paid floral tribute to Late Ashokbhai Bhatt.

Rajyasabha member Shri Purshottambhai Rupala, MP Shri Harin Pathak and Shri Prabhatsinh Chauhan and Gujarat BJP President Shri R.C.Faladu, Gujarat Congress President Shri Siddharthbhai Patel, BJP Whip in Assembly Shri Pankajbhai Desai, MLA Shri Sambhuji Thakor, Dilipsinh Parmar, Shirishbhai Shukla, Devusinh Chauhan, Pragjibhai Patel, Gitaben Patel, Kamabhai Rathod and Yogeshbhai Patel also paid tribute to the deceased.

Chief Secretary to Gujarat government Shri Achalkumar Joti, DGP Shri S.S.Khandvawala and Secretary to Gujarat Assembly Shri D.M.Patel along with all Additional Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and officials of Secretary cadre paid floral tribute to the mortal body of Late Shri Ashokbhai Bhatt.

President of Swarnim Gujarat Organization Committee Shri I.K.Jadeja, Chairman of Tourism Corporation Shri Kamleshbhai Patel, Shri Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Shri Kaushikbhai Patel, Former MLAs Shri Nareshbhai Raval, Shri Kasambapu Tiramiji, Shri Jitendrabhai Sukhadiya, President of Gadhinagar Urban Development Authority Shri Ashokbhai Bhavsar, Gadhinagar Collector Shri Sanjivkumar, District Police Head Shri Piyushbhai Patel and eminent people of Gandhinagar in large number paid floral tribute to Late Ashokbhai Bhatt.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the status of preparedness to handle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Various aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators and vaccination were discussed.

The Prime Minister said that together India had defeated Covid last year & India can do it again, with the same principles but faster speed and coordination.

The PM stressed that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment. Early testing and proper tracking remains key to reduce mortality. He also said that local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns.

The Prime Minister directed that close coordination with States must be ensured in handling the pandemic. He said that all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for Covid patients. The Prime Minister also directed that additional supply of beds through temporary hospitals and isolation centres should be ensured.

PM spoke about the need to utilize the full potential of India’s pharmaceutical industry to meet the rising demand of various medicines. He reviewed the status of supply of Remdesivir and other medicines. The Prime Minister was briefed on actions taken to address the issue of availability of Remdesivir. Through the efforts of the Government, capacity and production augmentation for manufacturing of Remdesivir has been ramped up to provide around 74.10 lakh vials/month in May while the normal production output in January-February being just 27-29 lakh vials/month. Supplies have also increased from 67,900 vials on 11th April going up to over 2,06,000 vials on 15th April 2021 which are being particularly focused on states with high caseload and high demand. He took note of the ramped up production capacity, and directed that issues relating to real-time supply chain management to States must be resolved urgently in coordination with the States. The Prime Minister directed that use of Remdesivir and other medicines must be in accordance with approved medical guidelines, and that their misuse and black marketing must be strictly curbed.

On the issue of supply of medical oxygen, the Prime Minister directed that the installation of approved medical oxygen plants should be sped up. 162 PSA Oxygen plants are being installed in 32 States/UTs from PM CARES. The officers informed that 1 lakh cylinders are being procured & they will be supplied to states soon. The officers briefed the PM that they are in constant supply with 12 high burden states in assessing the current and future requirement of medical oxygen. A supply mapping plan for 12 high burden states till 30th April has also been undertaken. The Prime Minister also said that supply of oxygen required for production of medicines and equipment necessary to handle the pandemic should also be ensured.

The Prime Minister also reviewed the status of availability & supply of ventilators. The Prime Minister noted that a real time monitoring system has been created, and directed that concerned State governments should be sensitized to use the system proactively.

On the issue of vaccination, the Prime Minister directed all officials to make efforts to utilize the entire national capacity, in public as well as private sector, to ramp up vaccine production.

He was joined by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Union Home Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Pharma Secretary. Dr V K Paul, Niti Aayog was also present.