PM Modi's revamped Cabinet at work: Rs 23,000 cr emergency response package for COVID-19 announced

Day after major Union Cabinet reshuffle, PM Modi's revamped team announced a emergency response package worth Rs 23,000 crore to support those hit by the second COVID-19 wave.

In a media briefing, the newly-inducted Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that Rs 23,000 crore package to be given to deal with the problems that occurred in the second wave of COVID. "It will be used jointly by the Central and state governments," he said.

He added, "We have to collectively fight against COVID. The limitation period is maximum (9 months). We have to get it done quickly. State govts will have to do it quickly. Our duty is to help the state in every possible way."

Amid the fear of third wave of COVID-19 that is likely to hit the kids according to experts, Mandaviya said that Pediatric care centers will be formed in 736 districts and 20,000 ICU beds will be created under the COVID relief fund.

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