Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday interacted with Health Ministers of six high burden states and UTs through video conferencing and reviewed COVID19 situation and progress of vaccination drive. In his remarks, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Delhi have been witnessing rapid surge in daily Covid-19 infections. He said, Test, Track, Treat and COVID appropriate behaviour is must to defeat the pandemic.
The Union Minister said, expanding infrastructure, strengthening manpower is also important in the fight against COVID-19. He said, 50 per cent of vaccine production in the country is procured by the Centre and given free of cost to States. He urged states for a focused activity on 2nd dose vaccination to people above 45 years who are yet to get it. Dr Harsh Vardhan said, Centre is regularly updating States on new guidelines. He hoped that with the Joint efforts of Centre and States, India will record convincing victory over COVID-19 in near future.