PM Modi's meeting with CMs today to discuss Covid-19 vaccination rollout

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Earlier, COVID-19 vaccines of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech were been granted permission for restricted use in an emergency situation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI). 

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will interact with chief ministers of all states via video conferencing to discuss the COVID-19 situation and coronavirus vaccination rollout.

As per the report, the Prime Minister will also discuss the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic in the nation with the chief ministers at 4pm on Monday.

"At 4 PM on Monday 11th January, PM Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of all states via video conferencing. They will discuss the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination rollout," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) had tweeted.

The Prime Minister had earlier chaired several meetings with chief ministers in this regard.

On January 9, he had chaired a high-level meeting to review the status of COVID-19 in the country along with the preparedness of the State/Union Territories for COVID vaccination.

Days after COVID-19 vaccines of Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech were been granted permission for restricted use in an emergency situation by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), the Ministry of Health and

Family Welfare has announced that the coronavirus vaccination drive in the country will start from January 16.

The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine will provide priority to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers who are estimated to be around 3 crores, followed by those above 50 years of age and the under-50 population groups with co-morbidities numbering around 27 crores.

With 18,645 new COVID-19 infections reported in the last 24 hours, COVID-19 case tally reached  1,04,50,284, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday.

Meanwhile, 201 patients succumbed to the deadly contagious disease, taking the fatalities count to 1,50,999.

According to the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of active cases in the country  2,23,335. Meanwhile 1,00,75,950 have been cured/discharged/migrated.

 

With inputs from Agency

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