PM Modi Holds Meeting With Districts Having Low Vaccination Coverage

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  • PM Modi held a vaccination review meeting with senior officials from at least 40 districts.
  • We'll have to go to every house with spirit of 'Har Ghar Teeka’: PM Modi
  • Modi also suggested constituting a team to execute the door-to-door vaccination policy.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a review meeting with senior officials from at least 40 districts that are seeing a significant lag in Covid-19 vaccination for adults. The Prime Minister hailed the hard work done by healthcare workers but said this is not the time to relax. “They say one must never underestimate disease and enemies. So, I would want that we should not bring even a slight laxity,” he added. It was called to discuss the situation with district magistrates (DMs) from districts where less than 50% of the adult population has received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, and also those ones that have a very low second-dose number.

The 40 districts are spread across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Meghalaya, among other states, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. “In this biggest pandemic in 100 years, the nation faced several challenges. A significant thing in the nation’s fight against Corona was that we found out new solutions, used innovative methods,” he told the officials and he asked them to work on innovative methods to increase the vaccination rate in their respective areas.

Further speaking, PM Modi also suggested constituting a team of 20-25 people in their areas to execute the door-to-door vaccination policy. “So far you’ve been working to take people to vaccination centres, now it’s time to reach every house for door-to-door vaccine. You can take the help of local religious leaders to spread awareness about Covid vaccines, fight rumours,” PM Modi told district officials.

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