Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, announced on Thursday that a special session of the GST Council will be held soon to examine all compensation-related problems.
“Every State’s compensation will be worked out,” the Finance Minister stated in answer to a question about GST compensation for Karnataka. Ms. Sitharaman responded to a question regarding the compensation budget by saying, “I can’t tell you off the cuff. There are certain sums that are decided using the methodology that was developed last year, and this is the foundation on which the distribution will begin.”
She responded to the demand for vaccines from numerous states by saying that each state would be allocated vaccines based on population density and the number of vulnerable people. “The Centre provides vaccinations to the States well in advance. The Finance Minister stated that I assure you that everyone will get vaccinated.
Ms. Sitharaman made a visit to the Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. (KPCL) Yelahanka campus, where she saw Boeing India and the SELCO Foundation-funded 100 oxygenated bed facility. The hospital was jointly funded by Boeing India and the SELCO Foundation. Doctors for You (DFY) provides the staff and care, while KPCL donated the site on which the hospital would be built. Ms. Sitharaman stated, “It is great that industries and NGOs have joined with the government in our fight against COVID-19.”
In fewer than 20 days, the hospital was completed. Ten of the 100 oxygen beds will be used for ICU services, while the remaining 20 will be used for the High Dependency Units ward. Triage, donning and doffing, pharmacy, laboratory, relaxation areas, nurse stations, and medical staff meeting rooms are all available at the facility.