New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today undertook a comprehensive review of the Covid-19 related situation in the country in a meeting attended by Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Piyush Goyal, Mansukh Mandaviya and other ministers, and top officials.
In a release, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) informed that the PM Modi was given a detailed picture on the Covid outbreak in various states and districts. He was informed about the 12 states that have more than 1 lakh active cases. The PM was also apprised about the districts with high disease burden.
PM Modi was briefed about the ramping up of healthcare infrastructure by the states. The PM directed that states should be given help and guidance about leading indicators to ramp up healthcare infrastructure.
The need to ensure quick & holistic containment measures was also discussed.
PM Modi noted that an advisory was sent to the states to identify districts of concern where Case positivity is 10% or more & bed occupancy is more than 60% on either oxygen-supported or ICU beds, the release said.
The PM also reviewed the availability of medicines. He was briefed about the rapid augmenting of production of medicines including Remdesivir.
PM reviewed the progress on vaccination & the roadmap for scaling up production on vaccines in the next few months.
He was informed that around 17.7 crore vaccines have been supplied to the states.
PM Modi also reviewed the state-wise trends on vaccine wastage. PM was briefed that around 31% of eligible population over the age of 45 has been given at least one dose. The PM spoke about the need to sensitise states that the speed of vaccination doesn’t come down.
Citizens should be facilitated for vaccination despite lockdowns and healthcare workers involved in vaccination must not be diverted for other duties.(PR)