GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 15th May. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a high-level meeting today to review Covid situation in the country. In the meeting, the current situation of Covid19 and the vaccination campaign were discussed. Ministers and officials of various ministries also attended this meeting along with Prime Minister Modi.
PM Modi gave instructions to conduct door-to-door surveys and tests in villages. He also spoke about empowering ASHA and Anganwadi workers with all the necessary equipment. He said that it is necessary to ensure proper distribution of oxygen supply in rural areas.
PM Modi took the cognizance of not using the ventilator seriously in some states and expressed serious concern on it. PM Modi directed that the installation and operation of ventilators given by the central government should be audited immediately. PM Modi said that if necessary, health workers should be given training related to the operation of ventilators.
Apart from this, a detailed report was submitted by the officials on the state and district level status, testing, availability of oxygen, health infrastructure, and vaccination roadmap. Apart from this, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that the testing of Covid-19 needs to be increased in the area with high infection rate.
In the meeting, Prime Minister Modi instructed that a distribution plan should be prepared to ensure supply of oxygen to the rural areas. This must also include provision of oxygen concentrators. In addition, a future roadmap for vaccine availability was also discussed. Prime Minister Modi instructed the officials to work closely with the states to speed up vaccination.
Officials present in this meeting informed the PM that the pace of corona tests in the country has been accelerated. In the month of March, there were 5 million corona tests in a week, which has now increased to 13 million per week. Apart from this, the officials also informed PM Modi about the decreasing positivity rate and increasing recovery rate.