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Govt is committed to the continuous development and upgradation of DLW, which is a symbol of the industrial development of Varanasi: PM Modi
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Waste to wealth… we are moving in this direction. Initiatives like the Kachra Mahotsav will further the cause of cleanliness: PM Modi
Ayushman Bharat scheme is going to transform the health sector. It will provide top quality healthcare to the poor: PM Modi
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PM Narendra Modi launched various development projects and addressed a public meeting at the DLW Grounds in Varanasi.

He complimented the people of Kashi for extending a warm welcome to French President Emmanuel Macron. He said the Government of India is committed to the continuous development and upgradation of DLW, which is a symbol of the industrial development of Varanasi.

He appreciated the efforts of the State Government in the housing sector, and to ensure that more people get access to housing facilities.

He also appreciated the exhibition on various "waste to wealth" initiatives that was set up at the venue.

He said there is immense potential for tourism in Varanasi, and all efforts should be made to keep the city clean.

The Prime Minister said that the recently announced Ayushman Bharat scheme is going to transform the health sector. It will provide top quality healthcare to the poor, he added.

The Prime Minister complimented the Uttar Pradesh State Government for implementing schemes extremely well.

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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.