New Delhi: The Election Fee reviewed the Covid-19 state of affairs and held discussions with the Well being Ministry, ICMR and AIIMS director relating to the upcoming elections in 5 states.
The ballot physique emphasised the necessity for vaccination of all eligible folks in 5 poll-bound states.
Within the assembly, the Union Well being Secretary briefed the Election Fee concerning the newest Covid-19 state of affairs within the nation, with instances rising exponentially pushed by the Omicron variant.
ICMR director Dr Balram Bhargava and AIIMS chief Randeep Guleria mentioned different facets associated to the rising Covid-19 instances with the Election Fee.
The Election Fee is compiling all the knowledge associated to Covid-19 by way of these conferences to make sure that the elections do not grow to be a super-spreader occasion.
The Election Fee officers additionally met Union Dwelling Secretary Ajay Bhalla and mentioned on methods to conduct the elections peacefully within the 5 states — Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur.
The ballot panel additionally took inputs from medical specialists on “security measures to be ensured” throughout campaigning and polling. It harassed to the well being secretary the necessity to guarantee double dose vaccination for all eligible individuals.
The well being specialists advised the highest Election Fee officers to focus majorly on digital rallies, seeing the unprecedented rise within the Covid instances throughout the nation.