Jyotiraditya Scindia, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation, emphasised the current Covid-19 immunisation campaign on Friday amid concerns that the disease may be on the rise in the nation. The Union Minister stated during a news conference on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s efforts to create a “Healthy India” on Friday that 220 crore doses of vaccination had been given out as of this Monday.
“The focus of our government is to transform health care into holistic health care. Following the PM’s vision of ‘One Nation One Health’, we collectively handled Covid. 220 crore doses of vaccine have been administered till this Monday,” Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said.
Shedding a light on the Narendra Modi-led government’s steps in providing medical facilities in far-flung areas, the Civil Aviation Minister said, “drones are being used for the delivery of blood, vaccines, and medicines in remote areas. In 2014 there were only 6 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and today we have 22 AIIMS in the country.” “MBBS seats have been increased by 90 percent,” he added.
To a question on the spurt in cases of a new variant of coronavirus in the countries like China and others, Scindia said, “Health Ministry is keeping a watch on it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday chaired a high-level meeting with top officials regarding preparedness for Covid. Today Union health minister will hold a meeting with health ministers of the states.”
A high-level conference to examine the COVID-19 situation in the nation was presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. He warned against complacency and emphasised the importance of testing and upgrading the monitoring systems, particularly at international airports. In light of the forthcoming holiday season in particular, he underlined the need of always acting in a COVID-appropriate manner, which includes not wearing masks in busy public areas.
According to reports, Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya would convene a virtual conference with State Health Ministers at 3 pm on Friday to discuss the Covid-19 situation and preparation. The preparation for COVID19 in several states around the nation has been the subject of high-level talks with senior officials over the past two days.