Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with the Chief Ministers and other representatives of states and Union Territories today through digital medium to review the current status of Kovid-19 and the strategy of vaccine delivery.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee can also attend this meeting. Prime Minister Modi has held meetings with the states several times till now to review the status of Kovid-19.
Prime Minister will hold two virtual meetings in a row
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual meeting, in this meeting will be the Chief Minister of all states and union territories. The status of Kovid-19 in the states will be reviewed at the meeting. The four vaccine companies in the country are in the second or third phase of clinical trials, so there may be a discussion on vaccine delivery in the meeting. The Prime Minister can hold two consecutive meetings today. The first meeting will include the chief ministers or representatives of the states where Corona currently has the highest number of cases.
Coronavirus infection cases across the country have been falling below 50,000 for the last few days, while in some states the cases have increased rapidly. In some cities, a curfew has also been imposed at night. Constant efforts are also being made by the Center that whenever Corona vaccine is available, it can be arranged for its smooth distribution. Currently, five vaccines in India are moving towards preparation. Four of these are in the second or third phase of testing while one is in the first or second stage.
Taskforce meeting too soon
The vaccine task force will also meet soon in the country to review the vaccine's scientific status. The task force will decide whether India should think about emergency authority or not. The Serum Institute of Pune, which is making the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, will apply for emergency authorization in India. Serum Institute will do this as soon as it is approved in the UK.
Vaccine emergency approval possible
The Central Government may approve the emergency use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine by the Serum Institute. The Government of India will also approve SII as soon as it is approved in the UK.