PM Modi meets ministers to assess India’s response to Covid-19 pandemic
India crossed the grim milestone of three lakh cases yesterday as the coronavirus situation gets grimmer.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is scheduled to meet chief ministers over the course of two days next week, met senior ministers and officials on Saturday evening to review the country’s response in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
The meeting also took stock of the situation in different states. India crossed the grim milestone of three lakh cases yesterday as the situation gets grimmer.
“The meeting reviewed the national level status and preparation in the context of the pandemic,” tweeted the prime minister’s office.
The present and emerging scenario of the Covid-19 disease in Delhi, which reported its biggest single day spike with 2,137 cases on Friday, was discussed and the projections for next two months were deliberated, said the PMO.
It was observed that out of the total cases, two-thirds are in five states with an overwhelming proportion of cases in big cities. In view of the challenges being faced, particularly by the large cities, it was discussed to augment testing as well as the number of beds and services to effectively handle the peak surge of daily cases.
Taking cognisance of the recommendations of the empowered group, the PM, said his office, instructed health ministry officials to undertake emergency planning in consultation with the states and union territories. He also advised the ministry to ensure suitable preparations in view of the start of the monsoon season.
The PM, said his office, underscored that success stories and best practices in the fight against coronavirus should be widely talked about to provide inspiration and innovative ideas to others.
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