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Government working rapidly, unitedly to tackle COVID crisis: PM Modi

 His remarks came during a high-level meeting with the council of ministers to discuss the Covid-19 situation in India.

Government working rapidly, unitedly to tackle COVID crisis: PM Modi-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Apr 30, 2021, 5:19 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that all arms of the government are working unitedly and rapidly to deal with the worsening Covid-19 situation in the country.

His remarks came during a high-level meeting with the council of ministers to discuss the Covid-19 situation in India.

The meeting, held through video conferencing, was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attended by Ministers as well Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary. Member (Health) NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul made a presentation on Management of Covid-19 pandemic.

"The Council of Ministers meeting noted that the present pandemic crisis is ‘once in a century crisis’ and has thrown a big challenge for the world," said Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in a statement.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister urged his ministers to stay in touch with people of their respective regions and get feedback from them.

He stressed upon the need to ensure that issues at the local level are promptly identified and addressed, the PMO said in a statement.

The Council also reviewed all the efforts made in the last 14 months by the Central and state governments and the people of India.

The efforts by the Central Government, in coordination with the states, towards building up infrastructure in the form of ramping up hospital beds, PSA oxygen facilities etc, resolving issues in production, storage and transport of Oxygen, tackling matters relating to availability of essential medicines were briefed. The measures being taken to further ramp up their supply and availability were also pointed out. The support measures to the vulnerable population in the form of provision of food-grains and financial support to Jan Dhan account holders were also pointed out.

It was also noted that India could successfully produce two vaccines and there are many candidates at the various stages of approval and induction. More than 15 crore vaccinations have been done as on date, the statement said.

The council of ministers also stressed on the importance of Covid-appropriate behaviour such as wearing of mask, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

The Council reiterated that the participation of society is a key aspect to accomplish the gigantic task ahead and expressed confidence that the country will rise to the occasion and defeat the virus.

NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitize, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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