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India: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54337-001 Status: Approved

The proposed support from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) will complement previous ADB support amounting to $1.5 billion for supporting 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package'' and ongoing regional technical assistance addressing the outbreak of COVID-19 amounting to $3 million of which $500,000 was used to procure the initial batch of 10 thermal scanners and additional funds would be used for consultancy services in strengthening capacity at the central and state level. The proposed activities to be supported under APDRF to strengthen POEs would be distinct and yet complement the support already extended. The proposed activities are aligned with WHO's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. The Government of India's response to COVID-19 has been pre-emptive, pro-active, and graded with high-level political commitment.

Project Details

Project Officer
Khetrapal, Sonalini South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Sector
  • Health
 
Project Name COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
Project Number 54337-001
Country India
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0717-IND: COVID-19 Emergency Response Project
APDRF Government of Japan for COVID19 US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Health / Disease control of communicable disease

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The proposed support from the Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) will complement previous ADB support amounting to $1.5 billion for supporting 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package'' and ongoing regional technical assistance addressing the outbreak of COVID-19 amounting to $3 million of which $500,000 was used to procure the initial batch of 10 thermal scanners and additional funds would be used for consultancy services in strengthening capacity at the central and state level. The proposed activities to be supported under APDRF to strengthen POEs would be distinct and yet complement the support already extended. The proposed activities are aligned with WHO's Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan for COVID-19. The Government of India's response to COVID-19 has been pre-emptive, pro-active, and graded with high-level political commitment. It is primarily guided by MOHFW's COVID-19 Containment Strategy, the National Disaster Management Plan 2019, and MOHFW preliminary stakeholder engagement plan, in close coordination with the 11 empowered task forces.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In spite of extensive and prolonged lockdowns, number of cases continue to rise. During first 19 days of June 2020, on an average 10,000 cases have been reported every day. Given that the lockdown has taken a tremendous economic toll, the government has relaxed it, adopting a phased approach. The impact of this action on epidemiology of disease is unpredictable and yet to be seen. Thus, increased screening, testing, and improved surveillance has become crucial in ongoing containment efforts. Active case identification at points of entry (POE) is an important element of the national strategy to prevent the entry of new cases. As the country plans to open up domestic and international travel, strengthening POE and increased testing has become a critical intervention for early detection of suspected cases, contact tracing, and management. This needs to be complemented by other clinical and public health measures.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) is leading the country''s response efforts to the outbreak and is currently being supported by other line ministries adopting a whole of government approach. The government has allocated Rupees 15,000 crores for 'India COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package''. In its letter of 15 June 2020, MOHFW reached out to ADB for support to specifically strengthen POE.

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Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services N/A
Procurement N/A
Responsible ADB Officer Khetrapal, Sonalini
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Health
Department of Family Welfare
New Delhi, India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
150 A Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi - 110 011
India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 23 Jul 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Jul 2020

Grant 0717-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Jul 2020 - - - - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 3.00 23 Jul 2020 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Jul 2020 0.00 0.00 0%

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