Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 17th June, Wednesday, interacted with chief ministers of 15 states to evaluate the Covid-19 situation in the nation. This meeting was the sixth so far on this issue which was held via video conferencing. Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and the LG of Jammu and Kashmir were present in the meeting. These are the states where coronavirus cases are still being reported on a higher side. “Two weeks have passed since Unlock 1, our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy,” PM Modi said on Tuesday.
PM Modi during the meeting said, that deaths were contained to a least which, with adequate safety measures, India seems to rise from the fight against the pandemic with “minimal damage”.
“We must focus on both life and livelihood, boost health infrastructure, testing and tracing as well as increase economic activity,” he said. On the healthcare front, the PM said that accurate choices taken to handle the pandemic contained the spread of coronavirus in India.
“When India’s battle against Covid-19 will be examined in the future, this time will be recalled for how we worked together and served as an illustration of cooperative federalism. We have tried to save each and every life.”
The situation in national capital Delhi, which has seen a huge spike of coronavirus cases will be examined at length today. Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting earlier with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lieutenant Governor Anil Bajpai. Amit Shad and Rajnath Singh will also attend today’s meeting, as per sources.
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The PM’S comments come at a period when India registered a total of 353,853 cases with 11,919 deaths.