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₹199.87 crore released to AP so far by Centre to fight COVID

The Centre so far released ₹199.87 crore to Andhra Pradesh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply to Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani, the MPs office said in a release on Tuesday.

The Centre was yet to release another ₹58.41 crore to the State towards coronavirus containment measures, the MP said. The Centre has also provided machines worth ₹3.10 crore, including one CFX-96 Touch Real-Time PCR Detection System and seven Automated RNA Extraction Machines.

Under the “India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package”, the State had also received 1,70,722 RNA kits, 1,22,040 VTMs and 2,46,567 RT-PCR kits, all worth over ₹16 crore, the release said.

The Centre also sent 3,960 ventilators, 14.63 lakh N95 masks, 2.79 lakh PPE kits and 31.5 lakh HCQ tablets, the release said, quoting the Union Minister of State for Health. – PTI

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