PM Modi Addresses CMs Of Seven Worst COVID19-Affected States

In a virtual meet with the chief ministers and health ministers of the seven highest infected states, Modi spoke about the future strategy to contain the virus

Raghav N

September 24, 2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a virtual meeting on Wednesday to take a stock of the COVID19 situation in the country. Chief ministers and health ministers of the seven worst-affected states, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab were a part of this conference.

PM Modi thanked the medical professionals who worked under the two-year old Ayushman Bharat Yojana Scheme and helped in providing government funded free treatment to 12.5 million patients.

On the Coronavirus issue, the prime minister said that while there are 700 districts in the country, only 60 of them are worrying. He urged the ministers to focus on these 60 areas and even suggested that the CMs hold virtual conferences for seven days with the block representatives of these districts.

Apart from this, he stressed on the importance of testing, tracing and treating COVID at the right time. He asked the state heads to reassess if one or two-day lockdowns are effective and encouraged the reopening of economic activities in full swing, while taking the necessary precautions in containing the pandemic.

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