|Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interacting with Chief Ministers of ten States reporting a high number of COVID cases. Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are attending the virtual meet. These states account for nearly 75 per cent of the total new cases reported daily.
AIR Correspondent has reported that the Prime Minister’s discussion is primarily focused on creation of more ICU beds and COVID care facilities in these high burden COVID reporting states. He has also stressed on the need to facilitate movement of Medical Oxygen carriers for its easy accessibility. Mr. Modi also reiterated the need to scale up testing and creation of micro-containment zones for better management of the pandemic.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal are also present in the meeting. Earlier in the day, Mr. Modi also reviewed the emerging situation of COVID-19 in the country in a meeting with top government officials.
The Prime Minister will be meeting leading Oxygen manufacturers in the country later today to take stock of the production and supply of medical oxygen amid its rising demand across states reporting a surge in COVID cases.