COVID19: PM chaired review meeting on preparations

COVID19: PM chaired review meeting on preparations

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the COVID19 situation in the country.  The review meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Member, NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials of the Government of India. 

The Prime Minister took stock of the situation in various parts of the country and the preparedness of various States. 

PM Modi said, “We must reiterate the need to observe personal hygiene and social discipline in public places.  The awareness about COVID19 should be disseminated widely and a continuous emphasis on preventing spread of the infection should be laid. There is no room for any complacency in this regard.” 

The Prime Minister appreciated the concerted efforts of the Centre, State and local authorities in containing the pandemic situation in Delhi.  He further said that similar approach should be adopted with other State Governments in containing the COVID19 pandemic in entire NCR area. 

The successful example of surveillance and home based care through ‘Dhanvantri Rath’ in Ahmedabad was highlighted and it was directed that it may be emulated in other places.  Prime Minister also directed that real time national level monitoring and guidance should be provided to all affected States and places with high test positivity rate.

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