Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who chaired a meeting of the country’s top experts on the new ‘XE variant’ of COVID-19, ordered officials to continue the monitoring and surveillance of new variants and cases, as well as vaccinations. , to reinforce.
He also asked officials to continuously assess the availability of essential drugs and medicines needed to treat COVID-19 patients, the ministry said in a statement.
The health minister further stressed that the ongoing vaccination campaign must be carried out at full speed and that all eligible candidates must be vaccinated, the statement said.
The meeting was attended by Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Ayog; Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health; dr. Randip Guleria, Director, AIIMS; dr. Balrama Bhargava, Director General, ICMR; dr. NK Arora, head of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization in India, and other senior officials of the Ministry of Health.
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