Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a virtual meeting with 40 district magistrates of the nation where the Covid-19 vaccination coverage has been sluggish so far.Presence of a number of chief ministers are also expected to attend the meeting.
A press statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said.“Immediately upon returning to the country after attending the… COP26 [in Glasgow, Scotland], Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meeting with districts having low vaccination coverage, on November 3 at noon via video conferencing,”
The main focused districts of the meeting will be, where less than 50% of their population has taken the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine, and an even lower percentage has been doubly vaccinated against the disease.
States with majority districts with low Covid-19 vaccination percentages are Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Nagaland and a few others.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya recently held a review meeting with state health ministers, during which he announced the “Har Ghar Dastak (door-to-door campaign)” to boost vaccination numbers.
ANI quoted the minister as saying following the meeting.“We are going to launch the vaccination campaign: “Har Ghar Dastak”. We decided that for the next one month, healthcare workers will go from door to door to vaccinate people eligible for the second dose, and also those who have not taken the first dose,”