NEW DELHI, 9 Jan: Reviewing the Covid situation amid a surge in cases fuelled by the Omicron variant of the virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for ensuring adequate health infrastructure at the district level and accelerating the vaccination drive for adolescents on a mission mode.
Noting that the coronavirus has been evolving continuously, Modi underlined the need for continuous scientific research in testing and vaccines besides pharmacological interventions, including genome sequencing, the prime minister’s office (PMO) said in a statement.
Highlighting the need to ensure effective usage of masks and physical distancing measures as a new normal to control the spread of Covid, Modi called for effective implementation of home isolation for mild and
asymptomatic cases and to disseminate the factual information to the community at large.
He said that a meeting with chief ministers will be convened to discuss state-specific scenarios, best practices and public health response, the PMO added.
Conveying gratitude for the relentless services provided by healthcare workers in managing the pandemic, he said that ensuring precaution dose for them and other frontline workers should be taken up on a mission mode, it said.
A presentation was made in the meet to highlight India’s consistent efforts towards the vaccination campaign, with 31 percent adolescents aged 15-18 years having been administered the first dose so far within seven days of the start of the drive. (PTI)