PM for poll-style vaccine delivery
Emphasises on keeping distance at festivals
New Delhi, Oct. 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday suggested developing a vaccine delivery system on the lines of conducting elections and carrying out disaster management while involving all levels of government and citizen groups.
“It must include advanced planning of cold storage chains, distribution network, monitoring mechanism, advance assessment, and preparation of ancillary equipment required, such as vials, syringes etc,” the Prime Minister said, according to a statement issued after a high-level meeting to review the Covid-19 pandemic situation and the preparedness of vaccine delivery, distribution, and administration.
Modi directed that keeping in view the geographical span and diversity of the country, access to the vaccine should be ensured speedily. He stressed that every step in the logistics, delivery, and administration should be put in place rigorously.
“The Prime Minister directed that we should make use of experience of successful conduct of elections and disaster management in the country. The Prime Minister said that in a similar manner vaccine delivery and administration systems should be put in place,” the statement said.
The PM noted a steady decline in the daily cases and the growth rate of Coronavirus cases. At the same time, he also cautioned against any complacency at the decline and called for keeping up the efforts to contain the pandemic. He insisted on continued social distancing and Covid-appropriate behaviour such as wearing the mask, regularly washing hands and sanita