New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, India will fight COVID like last year with “even greater speed and coordination.” The PM reviewed the COVID situation in the country amid massive upsurge in infections.
PM Modi urged the officials to “utilise the entire national capacity to ramp up vaccine production” in view of the shortage of vaccine during the second wave of the COVID-19.
“Reviewed preparedness to handle the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators and vaccination were discussed. Like we did last year, we will successfully fight COVID with even greater speed and coordination,” PM Modi said via a tweet after the meeting.
India’s tally soared to 1.45 crore on Saturday as the country added 2.34 lakh fresh cases. This was highest single-day surge so far. For three consecutive days, India saw over 2 lakh fresh cases in a day; over 10 lakh cases have been recorded just in the last six days.
“There is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment,” the PM said at the meet, as per a government statement. He also insisted that “local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns”.