Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh has written to PM Narendra Modi over the COVID-19 situation in India.
Manmohan Singh wrote to PM Narendra Modi suggesting 5 ways the Government can fight the second wave of COVID-19.
Manmohan Singh in his letter to PM Modi has urged the Centre to ramp up its vaccination programme.
“There are many things we must do to fight the pandemic but a big part of this effort must be ramping up of vaccination programme,” Manmohan Singh said in his letter to PM Modi.
In his first suggestion, Manmohan Singh said that enough orders for COVID-19 vaccine must be placed well in advance to procure it on time.
“If we want to vaccinate a target number in this period, we should place enough orders in advance so that the producers can adhere to an agreed schedule of supply,” Manmohan Singh said in his first suggestion.
Manmohan Singh also suggested that the Centre may retain 10 per cent for distribution based on emergency needs “but other than that, states should have a clear signal of likely availability so that they can plan their roll out.”
Manmohan Singh also appealed the Centre to assist vaccine producers “with funds and other concessions” so that they expand their manufacturing facilities quickly.
India on Sunday recorded the highest ever spike in COVID-19 cases. India logged over 2.61 lakh cases on Sunday. Over 1500 COVID-19 deaths have also been reported in 24 hours.