• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Coronavirus crisis: PM Modi to interact with field officials from states, districts on Tuesday


New Delhi, May 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday interact with field officials from states and districts, many of which have seen a huge surge in COVID-19 cases and widespread infection, his office said.

PM Modi

In their interaction with the prime minister, officials will share some best practices, suggestions and recommendations for continuing the ongoing battle against COVID-19, especially in semi-urban and rural areas, it said.

Officials from these districts in their relentless efforts to manage the situation also have success stories that could be replicated across the country, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.

Cyclone Tauktae: PM Modi calls up Gujarat CM to take stock of preparationsCyclone Tauktae: PM Modi calls up Gujarat CM to take stock of preparations

Karnataka, Bihar, Assam, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi will take part in meeting. Official sources had earlier said that in the meeting district magistrates from 46 districts across nine states will participate.

The prime minister will have a similar meeting on May 20 in which top officials of 54 districts from 10 states are scheduled to attend, they had said. The PMO statement said on Monday that the battle against COVID-19 across various districts and states is being led at the cutting edge by field-level officials.

'Both failed': Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi and PM CARES ventilators'Both failed': Rahul Gandhi's dig at PM Modi and PM CARES ventilators

"Many of them have shown great initiative and come out with imaginative solutions. A better appreciation of such initiatives will help towards developing effective response plan, targeted strategy implementation and support necessary policy interventions," it said.

Many effective measures have been taken, from ensuring strict containment measures are undertaken to control the infection's spread, to preparing healthcare facilities for handling the raging second wave, to ensuring availability of healthcare workforce and a seamless supply chain for logistics, the statement said.

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X