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State should plan distribution of Corona vaccine – PM Shri Modi

Discussion held with states through video conference
CM Shri Chouhan informs about preparations for Madhya Pradesh
 

भोपाल : मंगलवार, नवम्बर 24, 2020, 19:20 IST

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has said that efforts are being made in India as well as other countries for vaccination to protect against Corona. This work is in its last phase. Whatever vaccine India provides will meet the scientific criteria and there will be a countrywide system of its consumption. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that the Central government has been making every effort to tackle the challenge of Corona in the last few months. The states have also done a good job by being alert and active in relation to prevention of Corona, treatment of patients and future conditions. We are moving from the deep sea of ​​disaster towards the shore. But caution is still must. The lines of a poet who said “hamari kashti bhi wahin doobi, jahan pani kam tha” should not come true. Prime Minister Shri Modi was holding a discussion about the distribution of Covid-19 vaccine and its administration in a video conference with the chief ministers of states. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed the Prime Minister Shri Modi about the preparations being made in Madhya Pradesh.

Do not be callous till the vaccine arrives - PM

Prime Minister Shri Modi said that when Corona had begun, the problem was very serious in some countries. Our effort was to minimize casualties in India with such a huge population. We were successful also in this effort. Everyone must be made aware, there should be no laxity, there is not much time in the arrival of vaccine now but till then all precautions have to be followed. The Government of India is constantly monitoring the making of the vaccine. It has not yet been fixed as to how much dose has to be administered to the people. We have to move forward in the global context. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that in my message before the festivals, I had said that laxity should not become risky, everyone should be alert. When fear ends, a situation of carelessness begins. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that we have seen the Corona conditions in four phases. In the first phase, there was fear. In the second phase, there was fear coupled with suspicion. There was fear of infection spreading among family members. With this, people started hiding facts about being infected. In the third phase, people began to accept the problem and taking care. Now in the fourth phase, they have become more serious and alert. Increased recovery rate does not mean negligence should increase. Positivity rate has been reduced by making use of testing facilities. There should be no shortfall in continuous monitoring of isolation patients, vaccine supply system and awareness campaigns. If a single death occurs anywhere, its root cause must be identified. Efforts have been made ever since the battle against Corona began, to save every single person. This is also our resolve. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that the work of vaccination campaign will continue for a long time. For this, teamwork is must. Prime Minister Shri Modi said that suggestions have been sought today from the states on vaccine distribution system. These suggestions will also be implemented. Prime Minister Shri Modi expected the states to undertake the work of distribution of vaccine smoothly. He also urged the states to send suggestions in writing soon.

Prime Minister Shri Modi also took stock of the situation in the eight states where the problem of Corona is still very serious. Prime Minister Shri Modi also gave a patient ear to the Chief Ministers of these states including Delhi, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Kerala, Gujarat, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra. The Union Health Secretary gave a presentation on the occasion.

Activities allowed in unlock but precautions must be followed- Shri Amit Shah

At the outset, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said that this battle has been fought successfully so far. Outcome has also been good. The public has also fought the battle. Increasing cold and pollution in North India may become a cause for concern. Let us all be aware as festivals have also caused infection to increase. If we analyze minutely, it may be noticed that there has been a decrease in awareness. In this case, there should be no laxity. Declining mortality rate also removes people’s fear psychologically, it also reduces awareness, activities are allowed in unlock situation but if we follow precautions then the problem will not increase. Shri Amit Shah said that awareness about rescheduling of Containment Zones, use of face masks, frequent washing of hands, maintaining two yard distance and use of apps is must. He urged the Chief Ministers of states to activate the administration to follow the guidelines, continue testing, adhere strictly to norms and continue to be cautious.

Preparations in Madhya Pradesh complete, training of health workers also complete – CM Shri Chouhan

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed the Prime Minister that once Corona vaccine arrives in Madhya Pradesh, the distribution system will be implemented smoothly. On arrival of the vaccine, transport system, dry stock, cold chain space, expansion of new cold chain focal point, monitoring, training of vaccinators will be undertaken extensively. Presently, health workers have also been given training.

State Steering Committee constituted

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that vaccination work will be undertaken smoothly in the state. Necessary preparations are being made for this. A State Steering Committee has been formed. This committee is formed under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary. District task forces have also been formed. Task forces will also be formed at the block level.

Participation of society will be ensured

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that society will also be included in the vaccination work. Support of social organizations like NCC, NSS and youth will be garnered. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that decision on whom the Corona vaccine will be administered on priority will be on the basis of the guidelines of Government of India.

Centres will be formed like election booths, teams will be formed

Initially, Dr. V.K. Pal of NITI Aayog gave detailed information regarding the availability of the vaccine. He said that arrangements for vaccine are quite promising. India is active in this direction. Transparency will be ensured in the distribution system. Various companies are trying to develop vaccines both at the foreign level and in India. The Government of India proposes to give vaccines to high risk people on priority.

In this regard, work will be done in consultation with the National Expert Group at the implementation level. Broadly, it is currently proposed to administer vaccines on frontline workers, persons above 65 years of age and patients below 65 years of age in order of priority. The Provisional Priority Group consists of about 30 crore people. Arrangements for public participation and training are in progress. Officers and employees will work together by forming teams like in an election booth. Block level planning will be done. Private and government doctors will be entrusted with special responsibilities. Continuous work is being done at the level of storage system, communication and review and coordination.

Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Health Shri Mohammad Suleman attended the video conference.


Ashok Manwani
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