New Delhi, May 6 (FN Agency) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday undertook a comprehensive review of the COVID-19 related situation in the country and stressed the need to sensitise states that the speed of vaccination doesn’t come down. Mr Modi reviewed the progress on vaccination and the roadmap for scaling up production of vaccines in the next few months. He was informed that around 17.7 crore vaccines have been supplied to the states.
The Prime Minister also reviewed the state wise trends on vaccine wastage. Mr Modi was briefed that around 31 per cent of eligible population over the age of 45 has been given atleast one dose. Mr Modi 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. Mr Modi undertook the comprehensive review of the COVID-19 related situation in the country and he was given a detailed picture on the Covid outbreak in various states and districts.
The Prime Minister was informed about the 12 states which have more than 1 lakh active cases and was also apprised about the districts with high disease burden, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. Mr Modi was briefed about the ramping up of healthcare infrastructure by the states. The Prime Minister directed that states should be given help and guidance about leading indicators to ramp up healthcare infrastructure. The need to ensure quick and holistic containment measures were also discussed, the statement said. Mr Modi noted that an advisory was sent to the states to identify districts of concern where case positivity is 10 per cent or more and bed occupancy is more than 60 per cent on either oxygen supported or ICU beds.
The Prime Minister also reviewed the availability of medicines and was briefed about the rapid augmenting of production of medicines including Remdesivir. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Commerce & Industry and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya, other ministers and top officials were present in the meeting.