PM to interact with officials of 10 states on COVID-19 management on May 18

New Delhi, May 17 (FN Agency) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with field officials from States and Districts to converse about their experience in handling the pandemic at 11 am tomorrow, an official in the PMO said. Many of these districts have seen a huge surge in cases and widespread infection. Officials from Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, MP, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi will take part in tomorrow’s meeting.

The battle against COVID-19 across various States and Districts is being led at the cutting edge by field level officials. Many of them have shown great initiative and come out with imaginative solutions. This interaction aims at better appreciation of such initiatives, helping towards developing effective response plan, targeted strategy implementation and support necessary policy interventions while these effective measures have been taken to ensure that strict containment measures are undertaken to control the spread, to preparing the healthcare facilities for handling the raging second wave, to ensuing availability of healthcare workforce and a seamless supply chain for logistics, these districts in their relentless efforts to manage the situation also have success stories that could be replicated across the country.

Through their interaction with the Mr Modi, the officials will share some best practices, in addition to suggestions and recommendations for continuing our ongoing battle against COVID-19, especially in semi-urban and rural areas.