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Modi on Vaccination: Despite the lockdown, vaccination should be continued, states have been instructed by Modi

coronavirus infections are on the rise across the country. Concerns about vaccines and drug shortages are on the rise. In this context...

Thursday, May 6, 2021

/ by Avishek Bera

 

The News Cover: coronavirus infections are on the rise across the country. Concerns about vaccines and drug shortages are on the rise. In this context, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a high-level review meeting with Union Cabinet members, state representatives and district level representatives on the progress made in the vaccination process in the country and the availability of Corona treatment like drugs like REMDCV.

The meeting also discussed how to increase the production of vaccines in the country in the next few months. A statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office said that during the meeting, Narendra Modi instructed the officials that "despite the lockdown, the vaccination process of citizens should continue and health workers should not be given any other job." The Prime Minister was also informed at the meeting how many vaccine doses have been lost in different states. At the same time, officials said, "167 million corona vaccines have been sent to the states. At least 31 percent of people over the age of 45 have been given the first dose of the vaccine."

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Railway Minister Piyush Goel, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and several other high-ranking officials were present at the meeting on Thursday. The meeting directed to take appropriate measures to prevent further spread of coronavirus in the country. The Prime Minister was also informed that the number of active victims in 12 states is already more than one lakh. The Prime Minister directed the states to help in improving the health infrastructure of the country before the third wave of Corona arrives.

Meanwhile, keeping in mind the third wave, the Supreme Court has directed the Center and the states to start preparations from Thursday to deal with the threat in advance across the country. In addition, the vaccination of children has been instructed to end before the third wave strikes. A division bench of Justice DY Chandrachur and Justice MR Shah on Wednesday said in a case filed by the Center against the show cause notice issued by the Delhi High Court, "If preparations are made now, the third wave may be tackled. . " The apex court said, "According to experts, a third wave is coming to India (Coroner) which will affect children. When a child goes to hospital, his mother and father have to go too. So this class also needs to be vaccinated. There is a need and we have to prepare accordingly. "

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