CM Conrad, Hek to attend VC with PM on COVID vaccination Roll out. 


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the States on Monday over the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines.

 “The meeting via video conferencing will discuss the COVID-19 situation and the vaccination roll-out,” said a tweet of the PM’s official Twitter handle.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma along with Health Minister AL Hek beside other health officials will be attending the meeting.

Confirming about it, Health Minister AL Hek said, “At around 12 pm we will be having video conferencing with the Prime Minister….. This Video Conferencing will be regarding COVID 19 vaccination roll-out programme.”

Earlier, on Saturday, the Union Health Ministry announced that the nationwide vaccination of priority groups will begin January 16 to secure them against Covid-19.

Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on January 3 granted restricted emergency use authorisation for Serum Institute of India (SII)’s ‘Covishield’ and Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ vaccines for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, ahead of the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, India concluded its second nationwide COVID-19 vaccination dry run on Friday as over 600 health workers in all the 11 districts of Meghalaya joined the rest of the country in this drive.