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PM Modi meets chief ministers of 10 worst affected states over coronavirus pandemic

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: April 23, 2021, 1:48 p.m.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the states in view of the coronavirus pandemic through video conferencing. 

“Provide vaccines to the states at the same price that the central government gets. Please give guidelines on vaccination procedure for those above 18 years of age from May 1,” the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh said in the meeting. 

At the meeting, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned the shortage of oxygen and said, “There is a huge oxygen crisis in Delhi at the moment. I thank the Prime Minister for increasing the oxygen quota of Delhi, help us in bringing this increased quota to Delhi.” 

“If there were no oxygen producing companies, would the people of Delhi not get oxygen? Please suggest who I should talk to when the oxygen tanker sent to Delhi is intercepted in another state,” he added.

PM Modi held discussions with the Chief Ministers of the most affected states of the country. Chief Ministers of ten states attended the meeting with PM Modi. These states are Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly meeting in view of the deadly threat due to deadly coronavirus infection in the country. The deadly outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic continues in most states of the country. 

Even beds in oxygen, medicines and hospitals have become scarce. People are losing their lives due to lack of adequate and proper medical care. The Supreme Court has also taken cognizance of this shortage and issued a notice to the Center and demanded an answer.

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More than 3 lakh new cases registered

After the meeting with the Chief Ministers, PM Modi will now have a meeting with the companies making oxygen. 

It is being said that PM Modi can take an important decision as the second wave of coronavirus infections is spreading rapidly in the country. 

According to the Union Health Ministry, 3,32,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 2,263 new deaths occurred in the last 24 hours in the data recorded till 8 am. According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 59.12 percent active cases of corona virus in the country are from five states Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.

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