The Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted over videoconferences with District Magistrates of 46 high COVID-19 burden districts, telling them that local innovations to larger strategy was welcome and that the Centre was to provide a fortnightly schedule for vaccine supply to streamline vaccination and prevent wastage.
The Home Minister Amit Shah conducted the meetings where District Magistrates shared their experiences on combating COVID-19.
"There are three main weapons that we have in our armour to check the contagion. These are delineating local containment zones, aggressive testing and giving correct and accurate information to the local populace especially in terms of availability of medical resources like hospital beds etc.,” Mr. Modi said. “There is a need to crack down on black marketing of medicines and equipment,” he said.
“If you feel there is a need to tweak or innovate upon strategies set up at State or Central level please go ahead, and if they work do not hesitate to share with me or my office,” he added. “Learn from places where the infection curve is showing a downward trend,” he said.