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PM Modi chairs high-level meeting on Covid-19 situation, vaccination | India News

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on Saturday on the Covid-19 situation in the country and the ongoing vaccination campaign.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Prime Minister also chaired a meeting to review the availability and supply of oxygen and drugs in the wake of the increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.
He was informed that the government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs that are used in the management of Covid-19, as well as mucormycosis. A PMO statement said ministers updated the Prime Minister that they are in regular contact with manufacturers to improve production and extend all kinds of necessary help.
India is currently in the middle of the third phase of the nationwide vaccination campaign. According to the union’s Health Ministry on Friday, the cumulative number of doses administered in the country is 18,04,29,261.
A total of 3,25,071 beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group received their first dose of the Covid vaccine today and a total of 42,55,362 have been administered in 32 states / UT since the start of Phase 3 of the campaign. vaccination.
Several state governments and opposition parties have been demanding an increase in the production of vaccines by sharing formulas with other companies capable of manufacturing.
Up to 3,26,098 new cases of Covid -19, 3,53,299 discharges and 3,890 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health.
The total number of cases amounts to 2.43,72,907, including 2,04,32,898 recoveries, 2,66,207 deaths, and 36,73,802 active cases.

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