Prime Minister chats with 6 State Chief Ministers on COVID-19 surge

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi consults with six state chief ministers of the country today via video conferencing. The Chief Ministers of the states like Odisha, Kerela, Karanataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, were interacting with the Prime Minister on the situation and measures to be taken for controlling the third wave.

Prime minister said, “There is an urgent need to take immediate effective measures to negate the third wave of the COVID -19.  As per the health experts, if the case positive rate rises the there will be a hike in mutation as well. If the mutation increases the virus becomes more powerful as per the medical research team”.

He further added, “There a need of being more careful and take requisite pre – cautious about the villages of the respective states. The state governments should satiate all the necessary facilities that the remote village health sectors lack for making a better health infrastructure. PM announces about releasing more funds so that ICU beds can be increased and other required facilities can be available in the high risk places.

The districts which are showing more positive cases should be treated with a fast track vaccination process.  Vaccination is the only weapon and a strategic tool to fight against COVID – 19. Therefore proper vaccination process needs to be adopted and it should be used as a boon to alleviate the impact of the virus. The vaccination drive needs to be operated more rampantly.

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According to PM, there should be micro containment zones wherever the transmission rate increases or multiplies.  The states have to be well prepared for protecting the children from getting affected by the virus in the upcoming third wave of Covid-19. Prime Minster suggests making a formula of testing, tracking and treatment for fighting with the COVID. Likewise an increase in RTPCR testing drive will help to reduce the spread of the virus and controlling the positive rates.

In some areas in Europe and America the virus is getting more active and the positive cases are rising again in last two weeks. It is a warning as well as alert for all of us, so we should not be careless about the forthcoming situation.

Prime Minister suggested the chief ministers to complete the work of the 342 PSA Oxygen plants allocated to the states. He advised to make module of 15-20 days for the completion of the work so that people will not have to suffer due to the shortage of oxygen like in the second wave.