New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala on July 16 to discuss the Covid-19 related situation in these states.
Prime Minister Modi will be interacting with the chief ministers of these states via video conferencing at 11 a.m. on July 16.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister interacted with the chief ministers of the north-eastern states on the Covid-19 situation.
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Prime Minister Modi during the interaction lauded the people, health workers and the governments of north-east for their hard work in the fight against the pandemic and creating infrastructure for testing, treatment and vaccination despite the difficult terrain of the states.
Noting the capacity of 20 lakh tests per day in the country, the Prime Minister highlighted the need to augment the testing infrastructure in the affected district on priority.
Prime Minister Modi stressed aggressive testing along with random testing and expressed hope that the spread would be contained with collective efforts.
The Prime Minister’s interaction assumes significance as the Centre, as part of the nationwide vaccination drive, has been supporting the states and Union Territories by providing them Covid vaccines free of cost.
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In the new phase of the universalization of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, the Union Government will procure and supply (free of cost) 75 percent of the vaccines being produced by the vaccine manufacturers in the country to the states and UTs.