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PM holds review meet with districts having low Covid-19 vaccination rate: 'Try innovative ways'

As per the Prime Minister’s Office, PM Modi will interact with District Magistrates of over 40 districts in Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and other states with districts having low vaccination coverage

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New Delhi Updated on: November 03, 2021 16:11 IST
PM holds review meeting with districts having low Covid-19
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PM holds review meeting with districts having low Covid-19 vaccination rate: 'Try new ways'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a review meeting with district magistrates of over 40 districts having low COVID-19 vaccination coverage. The meeting, being held via video conferencing, included districts with less than 50 per cent coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of vaccine.

"In this biggest epidemic of 100 years, the country has faced many challenges. One special thing in the country's fight against Corona was that we found new solutions, tried innovative methods. You will also have to work more on new innovative ways to increase vaccination in your districts," PM said.

"In this biggest epidemic of 100 years, the country has faced many challenges. One special thing in the country's fight against Corona was that we found new solutions, tried innovative methods. You will also have to work more on new innovative ways to increase vaccination in your districts," PM said.

"Till now all of you have made arrangements for taking people to the vaccination center and for safe vaccination there. Now every house vaccine, door to door vaccine, with this passion you have to reach every house."

"Just a few days ago, I also met Pope Francis at the Vatican. We will also have to lay special emphasis on taking the message of religious leaders on vaccine to the public."

"One challenge is also rumor and confusion among people. This has also been mentioned during the conversation. A great solution to this is to make people more and more aware. You can also take more help of local religious leaders in this. If you want to make a different strategy for each village, each town in your districts, then make them too. You can also do this by forming a team of 20-25 people depending on the region. You can also try to have a healthy competition in the teams that you have formed," PM added.

The 40 districts are spread across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra and Meghalaya, among other states, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

Highlighting the need to accelerate the pace and coverage of vaccination, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had recently said that there are more than 10.34 crore people in the country who have not taken the second dose of vaccine after the expiry of the prescribed interval.

With the administration of 52,39,444 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 106.85 crore (1,06,85,71,879) as per provisional reports till 7 am on Tuesday, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.   

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