Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, 8 May, spoke to the chief ministers of four states, including Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin, amid the COVID-19 surge across the country.
The PM sought details about Maharashtra's fight against COVID and commended its effort in countering the second wave during the call, the Maharashtra CM's office said on Twitter.
"The Hon'ble CM requested more linkages in the procurement of oxygen for the state, gave information about several measures taken & plans to counter the third wave. The Hon’ble CM thanked the Hon’ble PM for continuous guidance & for accepting various requests made by the state," the CMO tweeted.
CM Thackeray also wrote to PM Modi on Saturday regarding vaccine supply, technical glitches on the CoWIN app, and the need to develop a state-level application for citizens' vaccination registration.
Apart from CMs of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, those of Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh – Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Jai Ram Thakur, respectively – also held conversations with the prime minister.
The phone calls come as India continues to weather a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, the country reported 4,01,078 new coronavirus cases and 4,187 deaths.
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