PM Modi Holds Meet With Districts Having Low Vaccine Coverage


Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday is holding a review meeting with district magistrates of over 40 districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage.

The meeting, being held via video conferencing, includes districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of vaccine.

The 40 districts are spread across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Meghalaya, among other states, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Prime Minister Modi is holding the meeting immediately upon his return from abroad after attending the G20 and COP26 meetings.

Highlighting the need to accelerate the pace and coverage of vaccination, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had recently said that there are more than 10.34 crore people in the country who have not taken the second dose of vaccine after the expiry of the prescribed interval.
Union Health Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya had said that more than 10.34 crore people in the country had not taken the second dose even after expiry of the prescribed time period, highlighting the need to accelerate the coverage of vaccination.

Assam CM Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Honoured to have attended a VC by Adarniya PM Sri @narendramodi on  #COVID19 vaccination. Happy that Hon PM has given us guidelines to increase coverage. While Assam has done exceedingly well in vaccination, PM’s margdarshan will motivate us to speed up our target of 100% coverage”.