Amidst increasing cases of corona infection in Maharashtra after Kerala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the epidemic situation and vaccination status in the country in a high-level meeting on Friday. According to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), a high-level meeting was held to assess the current status of the global pandemic and vaccination campaign. During this, PM Modi has asked the states to keep a buffer stock of medicines in every district. PM Modi has reviewed the production, supply and medicines for the next few months. Along with this, PM Modi has talked about the need for continuous genome sequencing for surveillance of corona mutants.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said on Thursday that the country is still going through the second wave of the corona epidemic. The second wave is not over yet. He had told that in 35 districts the corona infection rate still remains more than 10 percent, while in 30 districts the infection rate is between five and 10 percent. Along with this, the central government said on Thursday that the total number of corona vaccinations in the country has crossed 72 crores.
34,973 new corona cases were registered in the country yesterday, which is 19 percent less than the previous day. According to a report by news agency Reuters, in the last few months, India has arranged new beds in many more hospitals. Along with this, more than 100 oxygen tankers have been imported, which in total is about 1,250. Meanwhile, the central government has approved the construction of about 1,600 oxygen plants in hospitals. Although less than 300 were installed early last month, as imports take time.
All the states are preparing special pediatric wards to deal with the third wave of corona. Some experts have warned that young children could be vulnerable to any new coronavirus. At the same time, states including Madhya Pradesh are engaged in stocking anti-viral drugs like Remdesivir.