GOI directs States, UTs to ensure timely payment of salaries to medics, paramedics

CLAIMIMG increasing recovery rate of  Corona infected patients across the country, The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry have directed the States and Union Territories to ensure timely payment to the Doctors and health workers who are serving the country during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Health Ministry asked the Chief Secretaries of the States and Union Territories to ensure strict compliance of the order by all the concerned agencies. It said, violation of the order would be treated as an offence under the Disaster Management Act and action will be taken against the defaulting hospitals and institutions and authorities. The  Ministry said on Friday, June 19 that the overall recovery rate of the  COVID-19 patients has gone up to 53.80 percent in the country and a total of two lakh four thousand 711 people affected with Coronavirus have been cured so far. During the last 24 hours, 10,386 people have recovered from COVID-19. Presently, the total number of active Corona cases in the country is one 1, 63 248. Health and Family Welfare Ministry said a total of 13,586 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 3,80,532. This is the highest number of cases registered in a single day since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. In one day, a total of 336 deaths were reported taking the nationwide toll to 12,573. With this, the case fatality rate reached to 3.30 percent in the country.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research, ICMR said that a total of one 1,76,959 tests of Coronavirus samples were conducted by the various laboratories in the country within 24 hours. This is the highest number of tests conducted by the laboratories in a single day. So far, 64, 26,627 tests have been conducted.ICMR is continuously scaling up its testing facilities for COVID-19 by giving approval to government and private laboratories. As of now, a total of 960 laboratories across India has been given the approval to conduct the test for COVID-19 including 703 government laboratories and 257 private laboratories’ chains. Testing and treatment charges have also been capped. The Supreme Court of India has directed the centre to fix uniform rates for testing and treatment of corona patients. 

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