Digital Desk, New Delhi. PM Modi held a high-level review meeting on Sunday amid the rapidly increasing corona cases in the country and fears of a third wave and lockdown.
The Prime Minister joined this meeting through video conferencing. In this review meeting, apart from the officials of the PMO, Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, DG of ICMR and many other officials were present.
urged to speed up vaccination
In the meeting, PM Modi asked to ensure the preparedness of health services at the district level. For this, he asked the officers to maintain coordination with the states. During this time, the PM urged to intensify the vaccine campaign for adolescents aged 15 to 18 years.
Apart from this, where more cases are coming, special emphasis should be on containment and active surveillance and technical support should be provided to the states from where more cases are coming.
In the meeting, PM Narendra Modi said, “Coronavirus is changing, so there is a need for continuous pharmacological research including screening, vaccination and genome sequencing.”
According to the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will soon hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the states, where he will conduct a high-level review of the situation in Corona.
Corona caught pace
In the last 24 hours, 1 lakh 59 thousand 632 new cases of corona virus were reported, which is the highest in the last 224 days. During this 327 people died while more than 40,000 people have recovered.
A total of 552 new cases of the Omicron variant of the virus were reported. The total number of infected patients in the country has increased to 3,623. At the same time, 1,409 patients infected with this variant have also been cured.
The number of active cases in the country has increased to 5 lakh 90 thousand 611. So far 4,83,790 people have lost their lives in India. Talking about the states, the maximum number of infected have been found in Maharashtra (41,434), Delhi (20,181) and Bengal (18,802). The infection rate in Delhi has reached 23.53 percent.
Most Omicron patients in Maharashtra
Maharashtra has the highest number of 1,009 cases of Omicron. After this, 513 cases were reported in Delhi, 441 in Karnataka, 373 in Rajasthan, 333 in Kerala and 204 in Gujarat.
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