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COVID-19 Crisis | PM Modi orders immediate audit of ventilators provided by Centre to states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also directed that a "refresher training for properly operating ventilators" should be provided to healthcare workers if necessary.

May 15, 2021 / 04:03 PM IST
File image of PM Modi

File image of PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 15 ordered an "immediate audit" of the ventilators provided by the Centre to the state governments. The decision comes amid reports of ventilator machines not being used in some of the states.

"The Prime Minister took serious note of some reports about ventilators lying unutilized in storage in some states and directed that an immediate audit of installation and operation of ventilators provided by the central government should be carried out," said a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

Modi also directed that a "refresher training for properly operating ventilators" should be provided to healthcare workers if necessary, the PMO added.

The statement was issued after the prime minister chaired a high-level meeting to discuss India's COVID-19 situation and the vaccination-related challenges.