PM reviews Covid-19 situation in country

New Delhi, March 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level review meeting on Covid-19 pandemic situation in the context of Omicron wave and the status of vaccination drive in the country. “Chaired a meeting to review the Covid-19 situation and vaccination drive across the nation. We are proud of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers who have ensured stellar vaccination, which has helped in curtailing the spread of the infection,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet after the meeting. The Prime Minister was given a detailed presentation on the global scenario and India’s status of Covid-19 by the health officials. India’s efforts towards the vaccination campaign and an analysis of vaccine effectiveness to aid lesser hospitalisation and low severity and mortality rates during the recent surge was highlighted in the meeting. “It emerged in the review that pro-active and collaborative efforts led by the Central Government helped in effective management of the spread of infection,” the PMO said. It was also noted that India’s pandemic response and vaccination efforts have been lauded globally by WHO, ted Nations, International Monetary Fund as well as in the reports of Harvard Business School and Institute for Competitiveness, it added. The Prime Minister appreciated the relentless efforts put in by Vaccinators, Healthcare Workers, Central and State Governments. He underlined the significance of following the Covid-19 related protocols and urged continued support from comm ty and participation of the individuals to get vaccinated when due. The meeting was attended by Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya, and senior officials of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and NITI Aayog, the PMO said. ASU RJ

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