PM Modi reviews Corona situation in country; Calls for localised containment strategies & scaling up vaccination process
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed the need for ramping up the speed of vaccination, testing and augmentation of the health care resources to effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
He has also emphasised on the implementation of the localised containment strategies and the proper distribution of oxygen supply in the rural areas.
The Prime Minister on Saturday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the COVID and vaccination related situation in the country.
During the meeting, officials gave detailed presentations on the state and district-level situation, testing capacities, availability of oxygen, health care infrastructure and vaccination roadmap.
Mr. Modi said that localised containment strategies are the need of the hour especially in those states wherein test positivity rate is high.
The Prime Minister has instructed to scale up the testing with use of RT-PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests in such areas.
He said, the states should be encouraged to report their COVID cases in a transparent manner.
The Prime Minister asked for augmentation of health care resources in rural areas by adopting door to door testing and surveillance strategies.
He also spoke about empowering ASHA and Anganwadi workers with all necessary tools.