PM Modi high-level meeting:
Amid concerns about the arrival of the third wave of Corona in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a high-level review of the COVID-19 situation in the country. The Health Ministry has already said that the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic is still active in the country.
In the meeting, Prime Minister Modi was briefed about the increase in health infrastructure. During the meeting, PM Modi also gained insights about the Covid-19 vaccine in the country. During the meeting, PM Modi directed the states to keep a buffer stock of medicines in every district. PM talks about the production, and supply of vaccines for the next few months. PM Modi talked about the need for continuous genome sequencing to monitor the emergence of mutants.
Earlier, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said that the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in India is not over yet. The Health Secretary had said that 35 districts are still reporting weekly Covid positivity rates of more than 10%, whereas in the other 30 districts it is between 5 to 10%.
The report of a committee of experts constituted under the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), which was constituted by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, said Pediatric (control) facilities which include equipment like doctors, staff, ventilators, ambulances, etc., are nowhere near which a large number of children There may be a big need in case of infection.