NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the COVID-19 vaccination drive across the nation and said that the wastage figures continue to be high.
He urged the authorities to avoid this because wastage denies people access to the vaccines.
During the meeting regarding the drive, officials gave a presentation on immunisation exercise, availability of the doses, and the roadmap to ramp up supply.
Currently, vaccination exercise is done such that it is distributed among healthcare workers, frontline workers, and the age-groups of 45+ years and 18-44 years.
States were being provided advance visibility on the availability of vaccine doses such that the immunisation exercise can be planned without much inconvenience to people.
Apart from PM Modi, the meeting was attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, etc.
Reviewed India's vaccination drive including the steps being taken to assist vaccine manufacturers and the need to further reduce vaccine wastage. https://t.co/qpHima3Cto— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 4, 2021
India has reported 1,20,529 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours and 3,380 deaths.
There are 2,86,94,879 cases of the disease in the country and out of that, 15,55,248 are active cases, 2,67,95,549 people recovered and 3,44,082 people died.