Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting with Chief Ministers of all States and Union Territories today via video conferencing, to review the status and preparedness of COVID-19 response and management, with special emphasis on eight high focus States. These States were Haryana, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and West Bengal. The modalities of Covid-19 vaccine delivery, distribution and administration were also discussed during the meeting.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan gave a presentation on the current COVID situation and shared details about preparedness.
Dr. VK Paul, Member, NITI Ayog, gave a presentation on delivery, distribution and administration of the vaccine.
Later, while presiding over the meeting with the officers of the State, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur directed officers to strictly follow the guidelines of the Central and State Governments to check the spread of corona virus. He also directed the officers to prepare list of required cold chain equipment to be submitted to the Government of India for carrying and transportation of the vaccine.
Chief Minister also directed the health authorities to keep close watch on ‘Him Suraksha Abhiyan’ so as to make it a success.
Health Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal, Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, Director General of Police Sanjay Kundu, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue R.D. Dhiman, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister J.C. Sharma, Secretary Health Amitabh Awasthi, Mission Director NHM Nipun Jindal and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.