PM Modi chairs High-level Covid review meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 9, 2022, chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 pandemic situation, particularly in the context of the Omicron wave and the status of the vaccination drive in the country.

A detailed presentation on the global scenario and India’s status of COVID-19 was given.

India’s consistent efforts towards the vaccination campaign and an analysis of vaccine effectiveness to aid the lesser hospitalization and low severity and mortality during the recent surge were highlighted, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) informed in a press release.

It emerged in the review that pro-active and collaborative efforts led by the Central Government helped in effective management of the spread of infection.

It was also noted that India’s pandemic response and vaccination efforts have been lauded globally by W.H.O, United Nations, International Monetary Fund as well as in the reports of Harvard Business School and Institute for Competitiveness, the PMO said.

Prime Minister Modi appreciated the relentless efforts put in by Vaccinators, Healthcare Workers, Central and State Governments.

The Prime Minister underlined the significance of following the COVID-related protocols and urged continued support from the community and participation of the individuals to get vaccinated when due and follow the COVID appropriate behaviour, the PMO added.

The meeting was attended by the Home Minister, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, and Member (Health) NITI Aayog along with other senior officials. (Press Release)

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