Amid sudden spike in the number of Coronavirus cases across India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a high-level meeting to review the covid-19 Pandemic situation and vaccination program in the country. 

Taking a note of second wave of the pandemic, the Prime Minister directed union health ministry to send central teams consisting of public health specialists and clinicians to states registering highest cases – including Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh. 

PM Modi noted that a special campaign for Covid appropriate behaviour with emphasis on 100 per cent mask usage, personal hygiene and sanitation at public places /workplaces and health facilities be organised from April 6 to April 14, 2021. 

He highlighted the need to ensure effective implementation of containment measures, besides the involvement of community volunteers in active case search and management of containment zones. 

PM directed that for sustainable COVID-19 management, awareness of community&its involvement is paramount and there is a need to continue Jan Bhagidari and Jan Andolan for COVID-19 management. 

PM mentioned that the five-fold strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid-appropriate behaviour and Vaccination if implemented with utmost seriousness and commitment would be effective in curbing the spread of the Pandemic. 

It was highlighted that all efforts are underway to secure adequate quantities of vaccines to meet the rising domestic requirements as well as to meet the genuine needs of other countries in the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’

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