Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparedness of public health response to COVID-19 situation in the country with ministers and officials. The PM directed the officials to ensure utilisation of entire national capacity, in public and pvt sector, to ramp up COVID-19 vaccine production.
During the review meet over COVID-19 situation, PM Modi said that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment.
Highlights of the meeting
Use of Remdesivir, other medicines must follow approved medical guidelines; Their misuse, black marketing must be strictly curbed: PM
PM reviews status of availability, supply of ventilators; calls for real-time monitoring system
All necessary measures must be taken to ramp up availability of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients: PM
Local administrations need to be proactive, sensitive to people’s concerns: PM Modi
PM reviews status of supply of Remdesivir, other medicines; calls for speeding up installation of approved medical oxygen plants
Utilise entire national capacity to ramp up vaccine production: PM Narendra Modi
Various aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators, vaccination discussed at PM’s review meet over COVID-19 situation: Govt
India defeated COVID-19 last year, we can do it again with same principles but faster speed and coordination: PM
Close coordination with states must be ensured in handling COVID-19 pandemic: PM
Need to utilise full potential of India’s pharma industry to meet rising demand of various medicines: PM