Ensure poll-like system for Covid vaccine delivery: PM Narendra Modi

Emphasising the need to ensure speedy delivery of Covid-19 vaccine even in the remotest areas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed his government on Saturday to deliver and administer the shots on the lines of elections conducted in the country, involving all levels of government as well as civil society. The PM also cautioned against complacency, particularly during the festival season, and urged people to wear masks, regularly wash hands and maintain social distancing norms.

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The National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for Covid-19 has prepared and presented a detailed blueprint of vaccine storage, distribution, and administration. Modi directed that keeping in view the geographical span and diversity of the country, the 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. It must include advanced planning of cold storage chains, distribution network, monitoring mechanism, advance assessment and preparation of ancillary equipment required, like vials and syringes, he said.

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