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Need to sensitise states over vaccination: PM Modi in Covid review meet

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Need to sensitise states over vaccination: PM Modi in Covid review meet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed state-wise and district wise public health response to Covid-19. He was given a detailed information about the 12 states which have more than 1 lakh active cases.

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During the meeting, the Prime Minister spoke about the need to sensitise states that the speed of vaccination doesn’t come down.

“Citizens should be facilitated for vaccination despite lockdowns and healthcare workers involved in vaccination must not be diverted for other duties,” PM Modi said.

PM was also apprised about the districts with high disease burden and ramping up of healthcare infrastructure by the states, alleged the PMO. “The need to ensure quick and holistic containment measures were also discussed. PM also reviewed the availability of medicines. He was briefed about the rapid augmenting of production of medicines including Remdesivir,” PMO said in a statement.

He directed that states should be given help and guidance about leading indicators to ramp up healthcare infrastructure.

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PM noted that an advisory was sent to the states to identify districts of concern where Case positivity is 10% or more & Bed occupancy is more than 60% on either oxygen supported or ICU beds.

On Thursday, India recorded highest new cases of Covid and fatalities in a day with 4,12,262 new infections and 3,980 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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