Dr Harsh Vardhan meets 11 state health ministers, says focus on large containment

union health minister dr harsh vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister, chaired a high-level meeting with 11 health ministers of worst-hit states on Saturday to review the current Covid situation.

“We can focus on bigger containment zones which can be called community quarantine to change the strategy,” the minister said as he addressed the meeting through video conferencing.

Clarifying how the Centre supplies vaccines to the states, the minister said that large states get 4 days’ supply together while for smaller states, it is seven days’ supply. “So either on every 4th day or every 7th day, vaccines are being supplied.”

Urging states to send more samples for genome sequencing, the health minister said, “We have been doing genome sequencing before this UK variant same to the world’s notice. We have been doing everything required to bring the situation under control. This year, we have vaccine to bolster our fight.”

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