Priority will be given to ensure that everyone gets COVID-19 vaccine, says PM Modi
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi informed the nation, it will be ensured that the Covid-19 vaccine for citizens will meet all necessary scientific criteria. He stressed that just like the focus in the fight against COVID has been on saving each and every life, the priority will be to ensure that the vaccine reaches everyone. He said, Governments at all levels will have to work together to ensure that the vaccination drive is smooth, systematic and sustained.
Prime Minister has reassured that the government is keenly watching the development of COVID-19 vaccines . Mr Modi said , the government is in contact with Indian developers and manufacturers, along with global regulators, governments of other countries, multilateral institutions and international companies on vaccine development.
The Prime Minister made his remarks during a high-level meeting held with Chief Ministers of all States and Union Territories via video conferencing, yesterday to review the status and preparedness of COVID-19 response and management, with special emphasis on eight States. These States are Haryana, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and West Bengal.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister noted that the priority of vaccination is being decided in consultation with the States and the requirements of additional cold chain storages has also been discussed with the States. Mr Modi asked the Chief Ministers to ensure regular monitoring of State Level Steering Committee and State and District Level Task Force to ensure better results.