The PM chaired a complete high-level assembly and reviewing the general public well being preparedness to COVID-19 and nationwide COVID19 vaccination progress, knowledgeable that India has entered the third yr of the combat towards “one of the biggest epidemics in 100 years”.
Informing that earlier confusion about Omicron is slowly getting cleared now, Modi stated,”The Omicron variant is infecting the general public many times faster than the earlier variants. We have to be alert, be careful, but we also have to take care that there is no panic situation. We have to see that in this festive season, the alertness of the people and the administration is not lowered anywhere. The way the central and state governments had adopted a pre-emptive, proactive and collective approach, the same is the mantra of victory this time as well. The more we can limit the corona infection, the less the problem will be.
“Irrespective of the variant, confirmed approach to deal with the pandemic stays vaccination solely. India has given the primary dose to about 92 % of the grownup inhabitants. The protection of the second dose has additionally reached round 70 % within the nation. Within 10 days, India has additionally vaccinated about 30 million of its adolescents,” Modi said.
“Booster doses to all of the frontline staff and people above 60 years of age ought to be given on the earliest. The authorities started two new phases of the inoculation program this month – vaccines for teenagers between 15 to 18 years of age, and booster doses for these on the frontline and at-risk inhabitants,” he added.
Holding the second meeting amid the surge in COVID infections in a week, the PM stressed the need to counter any misinformation about vaccines or the practice of wearing masks.
“In order to defeat Corona we need to keep our readiness ahead of every variant. Along with tackling Omicron, we need to start preparing for any future variant from now itself”, the Prime Minister said.
Amid an alarming surge in cases, the Prime Minister insisted, “A majority of sufferers ought to be handled in dwelling isolation. They should comply with the federal government pointers.”
Today’s meeting focused on state-specific scenarios to battle COVID, including best practices and public health response. The Prime Minister urged all states to ensure adequate health infrastructure at the district level and to accelerate the vaccination drive for children in the 15-18 age group.