PM Modi speaks to CMs of UP, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Puducherry to discuss COVID situation as India sees dip in daily cases
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday discussed the COVID-19 situation with the Chief Ministers of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Puducherry over a phone call.
Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh are among the ten states that cumulatively account for 74.69 per cent of India's total active cases, said the Union Health Ministry.
Following the meet, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said that PM Modi discussed about the state's current situation and assured of all help. During the discussion, received guidance from the PM on issues including oxygen supply, free vaccination to every person and on how to stop vaccine wastage in the state, it said.
On the other hand, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel requested PM Modi to ensure sufficient availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the state. Baghel also told the PM that the state currently has adequate availability of oxygen.
"The availability of oxygen is sufficient and accordingly, after providing 80 per cent oxygen to hospitals, the remaining 20 per cent can be provided to small industries, so that such units can start their activities," Baghel told PM Modi.
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