Coronavirus in India: 150% surge in 70 districts, PM Modi calls for quick, decisive steps. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on states to take “swift and decisive action” to curb the emerging “second phase” of the Covid-19 epidemic, including increasing the number of vaccines, taking remedial measures to reduce drug damage, and increasing RT PCR testing with particular focus on small towns. increase.
Seventy states have reported a 150 percent increase in the number of cases in the past few weeks, the Prime Minister told a high-profile meeting of Prime Ministers.
After showing a drop in the number of cases, some provinces are now reporting a sudden increase in cases … They are also seeing Maharashtra and Parliament reporting a high level of inspection. Even those districts, which have been protected so far and have been safe, are showing signs of (rising cases). Modi said that if they do not stop this growing epidemic now, when an outbreak could erupt across the country, we need to take immediate and decisive action.
For the first time since the launch of the general public vaccination earlier this month, the Prime Minister has announced a number of concerns about the immunization campaign.
Modi said that there has been an increase in vaccination rates in the country and vaccination rates exceeded three million in one day. But at the same time, we take the problem of vaccination doses seriously.
He specifically mentioned the release of vaccines up to 10 percent in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. “Countries should examine why vaccines are used. There should be a way to monitor this every evening. By squandering the doses of the vaccine, we deprive another beneficiary of the right to be vaccinated. Countries should urgently address planning and management issues at the local level to reduce drug damage. Countries need to point out less damage, ”he said.
Modi also called on countries to open more vaccines, and to monitor the expiry dates of vaccines. “… He said that they must increase the number of immunization centers, private and public institutions. He also said that If institutions work together, there will be a reduction in policy violations. There is also the issue of expiry dates for the vaccine: pre-doses should be used first; however, if the provinces use the later doses, then there could also be a waste situation.
The Prime Minister called on countries to pay close attention to the increase in cases reported in small towns that were previously considered safe havens. He said that they need to pay special attention to the fact that now, those areas around Tables 2 and Tier 3, which were not affected in the first phase, are now affected. If the virus reaches stage 2 and stage 3, then it can also spread to villages, and managing population growth can be a major challenge. We should therefore expand testing in small towns; we need to focus on the referral system, as well as the ambulance network in small towns.
Modi also pointed out that in the second wave, the spread of the disease is spreading. He said that because the whole country is now open to travel and the number of people traveling is also increasing. There is therefore a need to create a mechanism to share information on tourism in the provinces.
In a test, the Prime Minister said many provinces had strongly emphasized rapid antigen testing, which could lead to false opposition. Modi said that we have to be committed to testing, tracking and treatment, as we did one year ago. It is important to track all contacts of an infected person for a short period of time, and to keep the RT-PCR test rate above 70 percent. Many provinces such as Kerala, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, and UP offer greater emphasis on rapid antigen testing. This must change immediately.
He stressed the “need to identify coronavirus mutations”. Also, states should increase the “obligation to follow the SOP for monitoring contacts of foreign tourists”, he said.
Modi’s administrative problems in handling the new program, emphasized that low-test districts also report low availability of medicines.
“The difficulty of the local authority regarding the use of masks is declining. It is important to address urgent governance issues at the regional level. Why do regions that record low tests also have low vaccine availability? This is a test of good governance. The confidence that came from our success in the fight against coronavirus should not be negligent, ”he said.
The Prime Minister has instructed countries to introduce programs to rehabilitate top-level workers to find effective monitoring and security measures. He also said that Phakathi the public should not be brought into a state of panic; however, at the same time, we should also eliminate problems. Provinces need strategic planning by incorporating lessons from past experience: there is a strong need for the provision of small content areas. There must be a revitalization of SoPs by epidemic response teams operating in the districts by mitigation and monitoring.