Mamata Banerjee joins hands with Centre for speedy implementation of COVID-19 vaccine
- Mamata Banerjee assured PM Modi that they are ready to work with the Centre to combat COVID-19
- She stated that the cases in WB have reduced significantly despite the festive season
- Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in various states
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday that her government is fully ready and equipped to work with the Centre and all other stakeholders for the speedy implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the state, reported PTI.
Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in various states through video conferencing with chief ministers. Mamata Banerjee said the recovery rate among the patients in the state has improved as compared to other parts of the country.
"We are ready to work with the Centre and all other stakeholders for speedy and universal vaccination for everyone as soon as the vaccine is available," the West Bengal CM told the Modi during the virtual meeting.
She said the the entire nation is looking forward to an early vaccination programme, wherein the state government will join the Centre and all other stakeholders for a comprehensive battle against the pandemic. Banerjee assured Modi that West Bengal is fully prepared with trained human resources and required infrastructure, including cold chain for the vaccination programme.
During the meeting, which was attended by various chief ministers from all over the country, Banerjee said "political gamesmanship and competitive rallies" must be avoided in the greater public interest. Even with the onset of the festive season and the commencement of suburban railway services, West Bengal has been successful in reducing the positivity and death rates and improving the recovery rate, she said."