Talking about the COVID pandemic, the Prime Minister said that a large number of cases are also reported from the rural areas as well. He urged the village panchayats to ensure proper awareness and sanitation in their respective areas. On the occasion, Mr. Modi called upon the State governments to ensure strict laws to counter black marketing of medicines and medical supplies.
He said, the pharma sector in the country is producing and delivering medicines at a large scale and the centre is working with the ‘Whole of Government’ approach towards building new COVID hospitals and oxygen plants. The Prime Minister said that the Armed forces are also working with full strength to ensure oxygen supply and ensure COVID related care in these tough times.
Urging people to wear masks properly, Mr. Modi asked everyone to consult a doctor when they witness any COVID related symptom. Assuring everyone about the government’s resolve towards fighting COVID-19 with all might, the Prime Minister said that he shares the feelings of countrymen at every loss of life reported in the country.
Speaking about the largest vaccination drive against COVID-19 in the country, Mr. Modi requested everyone to register themselves for the vaccination and urged to strictly adhere to the covid appropriate behaviour at all times. Informing that nearly 18 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country, he affirmed that the Centre along with State governments is continuously working towards ensuring quick and easy availability of COVID vaccines to every eligible beneficiary.