New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level review meeting to go over the progress of India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive on Friday, where he was informed about the current availability of coronavirus vaccines and the future plans for ramping it up.
PM Modi also lauded about the work undertaken to help various COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to ramp up the production of vaccines.
“The government of India is actively working with vaccine manufacturers and helping them in terms of facilitating more production units, financing, and supply of raw materials,” Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a release.
Reviewed India's vaccination drive including the steps being taken to assist vaccine manufacturers and the need to further reduce vaccine wastage. https://t.co/qpHima3Cto
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The Prime Minister of India also assessed the status of coronavirus vaccination coverage in healthcare workers as well as front-line workers.
He also got briefed about the vaccination coverage in the above 45 as well as 18-44 age group. Upon going over the current status of vaccine wastage in various states, Narendra Modi also urged that vaccine wastage numbers are still on the increasing side and more steps are needed to be taken to bring them down.
The PMO said officials also briefed the Prime Minister on numerous other measures taken on the tech front to ensure the process of COVID vaccination is more people-friendly.
“Officials briefed PM on advance visibility being provided to states on vaccine availability. They also apprised the PM that states have been asked to pass on this information to district level so that there is no inconvenience to people,” the PMO said in their release.
Defence Minister, Home Minister, Finance Minister, Commerce and Industries Minister, I and B Minister, Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Health Secretary and other important officials all attended the meeting on June 4.