PM Modi concerned over rising COVID-19 cases in 6 states
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting with chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra, and Kerala on the COVID-19 situation.
PM Modi expressed concern that around 80 per cent of new cases have come from these six states in the last few days.
PM Modi said, "We are at a point where there are talks about a possible 3rd wave of COVID".
He urged that the states reporting high new cases need to take proactive measures to stop the possibility of a third wave of COVID19.
"We need to move ahead with a focus on 'Test-Track-Treat- Vaccinate' approach, PM Modi added.
He directed the chief ministers to use emergency response package funds to strengthen health infrastructure ahead of the anticipated 3rd wave of Covid-19.
"The Central Government has announced a Rs 23,000 crore emergency response package to combat COVID19. The States must use funds from this package to strengthen health infrastructure. Infrastructural gaps need to be filled. There is also a need to focus on rural areas," added PM Modi.