Shivraj Singh meets PM Modi, discusses COVID vaccine distribution


Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan met PM Narendra Modi on recently to discuss about COVID vaccine distribution. After meeting with the PM, Shivraj Singh tweeted, “I discussed the status of COVID-19 infection with PM Modi and made him aware of the preparations being made in Madhya Pradesh for vaccination.” Chouhan also suggested a campaign to encourage youth to get vaccinated after the elderly when the vaccine is ready.


PM had recently held two virtual meetings — one involving Chief Ministers of eight states, worst hit by coronavirus, and another with CMs of all states to talk about the vaccination strategy.


The worst-hit states are Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Chhattisgarh, and their CMs apprised the PM of the on-ground situation.


The meeting centered on vaccination, PM Modi said, “Each state and stakeholder has to work as a team to ensure that this mission is systematic and smooth.”


Asserting that in a bid to vaccinate its citizens at the earliest, India won’t compromise on safety, he said, “Whichever vaccine India will give to its citizens will be safe on all scientific standards.”


PM Modi further added that there is little clarity on how much a vaccine will cost; underlining that while two indigenous vaccines are at the forefront, the government is also working with foreign firms.


“This mission of coronavirus vaccination of each citizen is like a national commitment,” PM Modi told CMs, on the day India’s coronavirus tally reached 91.7 lakh.