Prime Minister Narendra Modi In A Virtual Meeting With Seven Chief Ministers On Corona

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting with the chief ministers of seven states on Wednesday to discuss coronavirus infection and its treatment.  Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab account for 65 per cent of the country’s total covid infection.  The Prime Minister will discuss the next tactics in this virtual meeting.  The chief ministers as well as the health ministers of the states are also expected to be in the discussion.

Seven months after the first infection was caught, there are still no signs of infection control.  The total number of victims in the country on Tuesday exceeded 5.5 million.  In the last 24 hours, 75,083 people have been newly infected in the country.  In such a situation, the Center said in a statement on Tuesday that the Prime Minister will hold a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the seven states most affected by Corona on Wednesday.  The statement said Narendra Modi would review the current state of the infection and the steps taken to deal with it.  The Prime Minister will also give necessary advice to the Chief Ministers.

According to the Centre’s statistics, these seven states account for 65.5 per cent of the total number of infected people in the country. These seven states account for 77 percent of the country’s deaths.  However, with the exception of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, the recovery rate in the remaining five states is higher than the national average.  According to sources in the Prime Minister’s Office, the meeting will also exchange views on the issue.

Central representatives were also sent to the states in view of the corona attack.  The delegation visited West Bengal along with several other states and reported to the Center.  “It has been possible to increase the supply of oxygen to hospitals through high-level meetings with the states,” the statement said.  The number of covid hospitals has also increased.  The Center has sent a central delegation to the states to advise on the situation, including containment, surveillance and testing.  Earlier, the Prime Minister had met the Chief Ministers of all the states more than once.