PM Modi calls for effective contact tracing, strengthening infrastructure amid Omicron scare
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting yesterday evening to review the status of Covid and its Omicron variant. Mr Modi took stock of public health response measures for containment and management of COVID, strengthening of health infrastructure including the availability of drugs, oxygen cylinders and concentrators, ventilators, and status of vaccination.
The Prime Minister has directed the officials to maintain high level of vigil and alertness at all levels. Mr Modi directed the Centre to work in close coordination with the States to support their efforts of public health measures of containment and management under the ‘Whole of Government’ approach.
Prime Minister said that the strategy of the Centre for proactive, focussed, collaborative and cooperative fight against the pandemic should guide all future actions.
Mr Modi also said that people should be Satark and Saavdhan in view of the new variant. Prime Minister said the fight against the pandemic is not over and the need for continued adherence to COVID safe behaviour is of paramount importance even today.
Mr Modi directed the officials to ensure that the health systems in the states, beginning from the district level, are strengthened to meet any challenge posed by the new variant.