Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Progress of Covid-19 vaccination drive reviewed by PM; Says pace of testing should not go down

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with top officials to review the progress of vaccination and Covid situation in the country. During the high level meeting held yesterday, officials gave a detailed presentation to the Prime Minister on progress of vaccination in the country. He was briefed about the age wise vaccination coverage. He was also briefed about the vaccine coverage among healthcare workers, frontline workers and the general population in various states. Officials apprised Mr Modi about the vaccine supply in the upcoming months and efforts being made to increase production.

During the review meeting, the Prime Minister also directed officers to work with the states to ensure that the pace of testing does not go down as testing remains a very important weapon to track and contain rising infections in any region. Officers also apprised the Prime Minister about the rising interest in Cowin platform globally. He said that efforts should be made to help all countries, who have expressed interest, with India’s rich tech expertise in the form of the CoWin platform.

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