Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of eight states through video conferencing and alerted them about the changing forms of Coronavirus and the dangers posed by it. Apart from this, he emphasized expediting the vaccination process to combat the possible third wave of the epidemic. He said that the 'Vaccine-Free Vaccine' campaign being run by the Central Government will help the northeastern states of the country.
The Prime Minister said, 'We have to keep an eye on the variants of the coronavirus. Experts' opinion and their studies will have to be taken into account about how risky it can be after mutation. In this case, precaution and treatment are necessary. Tourism, business and business have been greatly affected due to Corona. Despite this, I will very strongly say that the gathering of huge crowds without wearing masks in hill stations, markets are worrying. This is not right.' Prime Minister Modi said, 'We have to take more strict steps to prevent corona infection. This may fix the responsibility. We have to fully focus on the micro-containment sector. The experience that we have gained during the last one and a half years will also have to be fully utilized.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the eight northeastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram regarding the increasing cases of corona infection and took stock of the situation there. After the meeting, the Prime Minister said, 'We have to move forward by improving the infrastructure related to testing and treatment. Recently, the cabinet has approved a new package of Rs 23,000 crore for this. This package will help the northeastern states to strengthen their health infrastructure.
Earlier on Wednesday, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba had a review meeting with the Health Secretaries of Northeast states to review the latest situation in Corona. The central team also visited these states earlier this month in view of the increasing cases of the corona. Let us inform you that 80 percent of the cases of corona in the country are in 90 districts, out of which 14 are in the northeastern states. The positivity rate in 73 districts in the country is more than 10 percent. Of these, 46 districts are from the northeastern states. Researchers and scientists say that there is an R factor behind this. This factor shows how many people infected with corona are likely to infect other people.
Recently, the second wave of the Corona epidemic had created a situation of outcry in the country, in which now there are signs of relief. Although the central government team is working at the grassroots level in these states, Dr. Bharati Parveen Pawar of the Health Ministry said, “The central government team is working at the grassroots level. We are constantly monitoring the situation, regularly taking feedback from the state governments. Covid-19 is not over yet.
Corona vaccination campaign is going on across the country to prevent infection. This morning, the Union Health Ministry said that more than 39.46 crore doses were provided to the states and union territories. Out of this, 1.91 crores is still left for use. The total figure of vaccine doses used and wasted so far is 37,55,38,390.