PM chairs Council of Ministers meeting, discusses COVID-19 pandemic situation

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the Council of Ministers meeting on a virtual mode amid the speculation of the Cabinet expansion in the coming days.
The meeting, being attended by all Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of States, witnessed discussions on the COVID situation in the country, preparedness to deal with the possible third wave, and the functioning of a few ministries.
According to sources, Mr Modi discussed the situation arisen due to COVID-19 pandemic in the country and how the concerned Ministries such as Union Health and Family Welfare, Home Affairs, Railways, Commerce and Defence Ministries have worked in a proper coordination and arrested the most severe second wave.
Noting that India has left behind the US in COVID-19 inoculation recently, the Prime Minister also discussed the vaccination drive and tried to understand the issues which have to be addressed in order to cover the entire population at the earliest.
The source in the government set up also said that the performance of three Ministries such as Road Transport and Highway, Telecom and Civil Aviation were discussed in this meeting.
On April 30, the Prime Minister held a similar meeting with the Council of Ministers to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID in the country in which it was noted that the present pandemic crisis is a ‘once in a century crisis’ and has thrown a big challenge for the world.

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