New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of the Covid-19 epidemic in the country and the vaccination program.
The Prime Minister directed that community awareness and its participation is very important for sustainable management of Covid-19 and that public participation and mass movement is needed for Covid-19 management. He mentioned that if the pan-angular strategy of testing, tracing, treatment, covid suitable behavior and vaccination is implemented with full seriousness and commitment, it will be effective in preventing the outbreak of the epidemic.
A special campaign will be launched from 6 April to 14 April for the use of 100 percent masks, personal hygiene and cleanliness and health facilities at public places / workplaces for appropriate Covid treatment.
In the coming days, the Prime Minister underlined the need to implement Covid appropriate behavior and ensure availability of beds, testing facilities and timely hospitalization etc. The Prime Minister has provided the provision of health management infrastructure, oxygen with necessary logistics, prevention of mortality in all circumstances by the availability of ventilators and ensuring that all people admitted to hospitals and those who are in homecare also have a clinical management protocol. Appealed to be noticed.
The Prime Minister directed that in view of highly active cases and deaths, central teams made up of public health experts and clinicians should be sent to Maharashtra and then to Punjab and Chhattisgarh also, because there are inconsistent numbers of deaths there.
The Prime Minister underscored the need to ensure effective implementation of containment measures in addition to the involvement of community activists in the discovery of particularly active cases and the management of Containment Zones. He said that to overcome the spread, all states need to take necessary strict steps with extensive restrictions in places with high numbers of the disease.
A detailed presentation was made on the occasion, underlining that there is an alarming rate of increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country and that 10 states have more than 91 per cent cases and deaths due to Covid. It is noted that the situation is very critical in Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh. Till date, Maharashtra has contributed more than 57 percent of the total cases in the country in the last 14 days and 47 percent of the deaths during this period. The total number of new cases per day in Maharashtra has reached 47,913 which is more than double of its initial peak. Punjab has contributed 4.5 percent of the total number of cases in the country in the last 14 days, however, it has contributed 16.3 percent of the total number of deaths, which is a matter of grave concern. Similarly, although Chhattisgarh has contributed 4.3 percent of the total cases of the country in the last 14 days, it has contributed more than 7 percent of the total deaths during the same period. The 10 high-numbered states and union territories are contributing 91.4 percent of the country’s total cases and 90.9 percent of the total deaths.
It was emphasized that the main reason for the sharp increase in cases was mainly due to the use of masks and a sharp decline in compliance with Covid suitable practices for maintaining ‘2 yards’, epidemic weariness and containment measures at the behavioural level There has been a lack of effective implementation of.
While the actual contribution of mutant strains to the increase of cases of Covid in some states is still being speculated, the measures to control the epidemic remain the same and hence the implementation of various protocols for Covid-19 management in those areas and Is also more important.
A detailed presentation was also made on the execution of the Covid-19 vaccination campaign, considering coverage of vaccination in different groups, performance compared to other countries, and analysis of state performance. It has been suggested that daily analysis of performance should be shared with states and union territories as a feedback for remedial steps.
Along with the production capacity of the current manufacturers and the vaccines that are currently undergoing trials, research and development of vaccines was also discussed. It was informed that vaccine manufacturers are increasing their production capacity and are also discussing with other domestic and foreign companies for its promotion. Underlined that all efforts are being made to ensure adequate quantities of vaccines to meet the growing domestic requirements and to meet the real needs of other countries in the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
The Prime Minister directed to continue work in more case reporting states and districts with a mission-mode approach so that the collective benefit of Covid-19 management in the count