New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the progress of vaccination process and COVID-19 situation in the country. This is Prime Minister’s first review meeting after launch of the free centralized vaccination programme on June 21.
During the review meeting officials gave a detailed presentation to the PM on progress of vaccination in the country. Officials also apprised the PM about the vaccine supply in the upcoming months and efforts being made to increase production.
PM was informed that 3.77 crore doses have been administered in the last 6 days which is more than the entire population of countries like Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Canada. It was also discussed that 128 districts in the country have vaccinated more than 50% of the 45+ population and 16 districts have vaccinated more than 90% of the 45+ population. PM expressed satisfaction at the rising speed of vaccinations in this week and stressed that it is important to carry this momentum forward.
Officers briefed the PM that they are in touch with state governments to explore and implement innovative methods to reach people for vaccination. PM spoke about the need to involve NGOs and other organisations in such efforts.
PM directed officers to work with the states to ensure that the pace of testing does not go down as testing remains a very important weapon to track & contain rising infections in any region.
Officers also apprised the PM about the rising interest in Cowin platform globally. PM said that efforts should be made to help all countries, who have expressed interest, with India’s rich tech expertise in the form of Cowin platform.