The Gujarat government has spent a total Rs 244 crore from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund on handling pandemic Covid-19 till July 27 in the state, officials said.
The money has been used for availing medication, infrastructure, treatment, and the containment zone in the state. The state government has also launched the slogan "Gujarat will win and Corona will lose".
Of Rs 244 crore, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has spent Rs 50 crore, Surat Municipal Corporation has been allocated Rs 15 crore, Rs 10 crore each for Rajkot and Vadodara Municipal corporations and Rs 5 crore each for Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, and Gandhinagar Municipal corporations.
The state health department has also been allocated Rs 100 crore, out of which Rs 11.80 crore have been spent on medicines for treatment as well as for prevention. Rs 15.42 crore has been spent on vital equipment like 20,98,485 N-95 masks, PPE kits, hand gloves, etc.
The health department has spent Rs 15.52 crores in procuring the much needed Tocilizumab (4,597) and Remdesivir (18,050) injections for the treatment. Rs 19.79 crore have been spent for screening and diagnostic procedures for 5,000 people, officials said.
After availing treatment from government health care facilities in medical colleges, hospitals, and state hospitals, 1,244 infected persons have been discharged in urban areas, whereas 120 infected persons have been treated with Tocilizumab and Remdesivir injections in rural areas.
As per the data shared by the Union health today, the state has total of 55,532 cases out of which 42,106 has been cured and 471 has succumbed. In the past 24 hours, the state has registered total of 1,593 cases..