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Hemant to PM: Need to jointly work strategies to curb covid surge

Ranchi: Jharkhand’s chief minister Hemant Soren, while attending meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi through virtual mode on Thursday, has called to devise collective strategies between the Centre and states to enhance proper vigil and regulate movement of people in public places to prevent the spread of covid-19.

As per the statement issued from his office, Soren said, “Fully vaccinated people are probably of the view that they won’t be get infected and have lower guards while moving in public places. Such people holds potential to infect others. We have to work to regulate their movements in a way to curb the spread.” He added that many districts bordering with other states here are getting many cases of fresh infections.

State’s current active cases are little over 30,000 of which only about 1100 are in hospitals. Soren said that even though rate of hospitalization is lower but they are fully prepared to tackle any exigencies and are equipped heal hubs with all the required facilities.

Screen grab of the videcon with PM and other CMs in frame. TNF picture

On Wednesday, Soren launched seven PSA oxygen plants taking the total count of such facilities to over 90 now across the hospitals in the state.

He also detailed PM on other preparedness done by the state government and said that they have upped testing and has rolled out slew of measures of increase vaccine coverage. “Today, we have touched 80 percent coverage for first dose and 50 percent for second dose among adult population. Efforts are on to increase it,” he said.