Vaccinate teens in mission mode, PM Modi tells officials; meeting with CMs soon

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A meeting with chief ministers will be convened to discuss state-specific scenarios, best practices and the public health response, PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reviewed the Covid-19 pandemic situation in the country in the wake of the rise in cases, fuelled by the Omicron variant, and asked to accelerate the vaccine drive for adolescents in a mission mode. A meeting with chief ministers will be convened to discuss state-specific scenarios, best practices and the public health response, PM Modi said.

At the meeting, PM Modi was briefed about the global scenario of the pandemic. Health officials presented to him the situation in India, the states and districts of concern and the steps taken by the ministry so far. A progress report of the vaccination of teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 years was submitted to PM Modi. “PM noted this achievement and urged to further accelerate the vaccine drive for adolescents in mission mode,” the statement issued by the government said.

PM Modi stressed on the continuous need of adhering to Covid-appropriate behaviour and directed that intensive containment and active surveillance should go on in clusters reporting higher cases.

There should not be any disruption in the non-Covid health services, PM Modi said, urging officials to leverage telemedicine in remote and rural aead.

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