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PM Modi Virtually Meets Maha, TN, Delhi CMs to Discuss COVID Fight

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee will not take part in PM Modi’s virtual meet, State secretariat sources said

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, 17 June, interacted with chief ministers of 15 states to assess the COVID-19 situation in respective states, which include some of the worst-affected places like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat among others.

In the meeting, PM said, "Just 3 months back, there was a shortage of PPE kits and diagnostic kits across the world. In India too, we had a very limited stock because we were completely dependent on imports. But today, more than 1 crore PPE kits and an equal number of N95 masks have reached the states," ANI reported.

He also said that at present, ventilator and ICU care are needed for very few patients across the country.

"We have been able to fight COVID-19 and control its spread because of the timely measures taken by us. ," PM added.

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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is not taking part in PM Modi's virtual meet with CMs, state secretariat sources told The Quint.

This is the second consecutive day that the PM is holding meetings with various chief ministers over the status of COVID-19.

“Two weeks have passed since Unlock 1, our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy,” PM Modi had said on Tuesday.

Saying that the recovery rate had gone above 50 percent, PM Modi had added that India was the country with the least number of deaths.“For us the death of even one Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to COVID-19,” he had said.

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