Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said the party must play an active role in ensuring full COVID-19 vaccination coverage and address vaccine hesitancy wherever evident.
She also said that the country needs to prepare for the possible third wave and take proactive measures so that children are spared this calamity.
Addressing a meeting of party general secretaries and in-charges of All India Congress Committee in various states, she called upon party leaders and workers to continue to put pressure on the union government to ensure that the daily rate of vaccination trebles so that 75 per cent of the population gets fully vaccinated by end of this year.
“On the pandemic, let me say that it is absolutely essential that our party plays an active role in ensuring full vaccination coverage. At the national level, the daily rate of vaccination has to treble so that 75 per cent of our population gets fully vaccinated by end of this year,” she said.
“No doubt, this is dependent entirely on the adequacy of vaccine supply.We must continue to put pressure on the Union government which has, at our Party’s insistence, finally taken on the responsibility for this. At the same time, we have to ensure that registration takes place, that vaccine hesitancy wherever evident is overcome and vaccine wastage is minimised,” she said addressing the party leaders virtually.