PM Modi chairs Covid-19 review meeting with leading doctors, pharma companies



New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with the leading doctors as well as pharma sectors across the country on the second wave of novel coronavirus. The virtual meets with doctors and pharma sector comes a day after the prime minister chaired a meeting with top officials to review the status of preparedness to handle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

Last week, the Prime Minister also held meetings with chief ministers of states and Union Territories to discuss the prevailing situation, ensuring the adequate supply of oxygen, medication and other medical equipment to fight this battle with the deadly virus. In his meeting with governors, the Prime Minister urged them to be one with the state government and present their best ideas to tackle the current situation.

These meeting come amid the resurgence of the coronavirus infection across the country that has been termed as the second wave of the novel virus. 

Speaking about the current situation, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that it has been globally observed that the second wave of the virus spreads faster even as it is less lethal. He said that the Centre is fully prepared to tackle the current situation and is ensuring that covid-19 appropriate behaviour is maintained across the country. 

On the possibility of lockdown, the Home Minister said that the Centre has allowed states to operate according to them considering the ground level situation. He has in the last three months, the Centre has allowed states to enforce lockdown as well as curfews if required to manage the current situation.

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India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases crossed the 1.50-crore mark with a record single-day rise of 2,73,810. Currently, the country has over 19-lakh active cases, according to the latest Union health ministry data.



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