The COVID-19 virus received mutated 223 instances on this planet and its dangerous results have come achieved considerably over time, Union Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stated in Lok Sabha on Friday.
He additionally stated that COVID-19 will proceed to stay like influenza and its current variants should not lethal.
“When a virus will get mutated greater than 100 instances, its dangerous results get diminished. Covid additionally received mutated. To this point, the Covid virus received mutated 223 instances,” he stated throughout the Query Hour.
He stated that like influenza, which hits folks a couple of times yearly, “Covid is with us and it’ll stay”.
“Covid sub-variants should not that lethal and there aren’t any unfavorable results,” he stated.
Mandaviya stated well being is such a problem the place all stake holders and nations ought to come collectively and work. “We’ve got seen the constructive outcomes throughout the pandemic once we all labored collectively,” he stated.
The minister stated India has a strong drugs manufacturing infrastructure and the world has recognised this. “We are actually the producer of 70 per cent of HIV/AIDS medicines of the world. Equally, we produce many medicines which the world considers pretty much as good,” he stated.
Speaker Om Birla additionally commented that when he was travelling in Africa, he had witnessed the calls for of Indian medicines and other people’s admiration for it as a result of its results.
Mandaviya stated that because of the Ayushman Bharat scheme, below which free medical remedy as much as Rs 5 lakh is supplied to the poor, 13 crore folks received benefited as they’ve gone above the poverty degree since they didn’t should spend cash for remedy.
Comparable, throughout the tenure of the earlier authorities, 5.5 crore folks got here below the poverty line as they needed to spend a big sum of money for medical care, he stated.
The minister stated the Modi authorities is now spending 1.35 per cent of the GDP compared to 1.13 per cent spent by the sooner authorities.
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First Revealed: Feb 09 2024 | 4:13 PM IST