New Delhi: P M Narendra Modi dialled Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jairam Thakur separately and discussed the Covid situation in their states, said government sources.
The telephone call between the Prime Minister and Mr Thakeray happened on the same day when the latter wrote to the centre, regarding the complaints of frequent glitches in CoWIN registration. Thackeray had also asked Modi for permission to develop a separate app for Maharashtra for Covid vaccination in the letter.
Maharashtra is the most hard-hit state by the pandemic reporting the most number of daily infections nationally for weeks. The state logged 54,022 new cases and 898 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister in a tweet in Hindi said PM Modi did promise all possible help to the state to fight the pandemic. He also informed that he had updated the Prime Minister on what the state government is doing to provide oxygen to Covid patients, the status of hospital beds and the vaccination drive.
The hill state reported 4,177 COVID-19 cases on Friday, pushing its total caseload to over 1.22 lakh.
PM Modi has spoken with 10 Chief Ministers and two Lieutenant Governors in the last three days to take stock of the Covid-19 situation in these respective states.