Bhubaneswar, Nov 24: Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik today attended a virtual meet of CMs with PM Narendra Modi on the status and preparedness of Covid-19 response.
Patnaik informed that Odisha is fully prepared with a system in place for vaccine distribution when it is available with focus on frontline health workers, people above 50yrs and comorbidity.
“Though we have prepared for the seamless vaccination programme to save every life on priority basis, we can’t lower our guard, even if when the vaccine is available, as the duration efficacy of the vaccine against Covid-19 virus is still unknown. Masks are still the best vaccine we have against the pandemic and we need to ensure that we all continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and hygiene to protect ourselves against Covid-19. Let’s resolve not to take the virus lightly,” Patnaik said during the virtual meeting.