New Delhi, 26 June: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a review meeting with top officials regarding the status of the coronavirus pandemic across the country and the ongoing vaccination drive against the virus to prevent it.
During this, the Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over the increasing pace of vaccination this week and stressed on increasing it further.
Prime Minister Modi held a review meeting with top officials through virtual medium on Saturday. During the meeting the officials made a detailed presentation on the ongoing vaccination campaign across the country.
The officials also briefed the Prime Minister about the status of vaccination among health workers, frontline workers and general public in various states, also apprised Modi about the efforts being made to increase the supply and production of the vaccine in the coming months.
The Prime Minister was told that 377 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the last six days, which is more than the entire population of countries like Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Canada.
It was also discussed in the meeting that more than 50 percent of the population above the age of 45 years have been vaccinated in 128 districts of the country and more than 90 percent of the population of 45 years of age has been vaccinated in 16 districts.
The Prime Minister this week expressed satisfaction at the increasing pace of vaccination and stressed that it is important to take this pace forward.
In the meeting, officials told the Prime Minister that they are in touch with the state governments to explore and implement new ways to reach out to the people for vaccination.
Modi spoke of the need to involve NGOs and other organizations in such efforts.
The Prime Minister directed the officials to work with the states to ensure that the pace of testing does not slow down, as testing is a very important tool to track and prevent rising infections in any region.
The meeting was attended by officials of other important ministries including the Ministry of Health, Home Ministry as well as senior officials of the Prime Minister’s Office.