The centre on Monday rushed 50 high-level public health teams to Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab – the three states where high numbers of Covid-19 case have concerned health experts and government. These teams will help in control and containment measures, News agency ANI reported.
On Sunday, PM Modi held a high-level meeting on the Covid-19 situation in the country, which has deteriorated in the past few weeks, and ordered Centre’s assistance to states where the situation has been particularly bad.
During the meeting, PM Modi took stock of the vaccination drive and the efforts to contain the spread of the disease. He also emphasised on ensuring that Covid-19 protocols are followed, and directed the officials to make sure people observe Covid-appropriate behaviour.
On Monday, India recorded 1.03 lakh new cases, the highest-ever single-day spike since the pandemic began. India is now only the third country after the US and Brazil to register a six-figure addition in Covid-19 cases in a single day.
The Prime Minister has convened another meeting with chief ministers and state health ministers on Thursday. This will be PM Modi’s second meeting on the issue in five days.