Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a review meeting with districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage.
PM Modi emphasised on the need to maintain a good pace of COVID-19 vaccine administration and said that there should be no laxity in the ongoing vaccination drive.
PM Modi said that if we become lax after 1 billion vaccination, a new crisis can come. “Progress made so far is due to your hard work. Every member of administration, ASHA workers worked a lot, walked for miles and took vaccination to remote locations. But if we become lax after 1 Billion, a new crisis can come,” PM Modi said at the review meeting with district officials where COVID-19 vaccination could pick pace.
"They say one must never underestimate disease and enemies. They have to be fought against till the very end. So, I would want that we should not bring even a slight laxity," he added.
The meeting was attended by several chief ministers. It was called to discuss situation with district magistrates (DMs) from districts where less than 50% of the adult population has received at least one shot of a Covid-19 vaccine, and also those ones that have very low second-dose number. The 40 districts are spread across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Meghalaya, among other states, according to the Prime Minister's Office.
(With inputs from ANI)
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