Second Covid-19 wave testing Indias capacity to bear pain: Modi

Darnell Taylor
April 26, 2021

Mann Ki Baat is a medium for the Prime Minister Modi's to connect with the people of the nation. We have the security cover of vaccines this time.

Prime Minister also noted the impact of scheme in six states - Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and select villages of Punjab and Rajasthan, in just a year after it was launched on April 24 last year.

Koul also appealed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir to follow the Ciovid19 guidelines and SOPs during the holy month of Ramdan and assured social distancing to contain the Covid19 in the Union Territory.

Offering further explanations on apprehensions about the side effects, Dr Naveed told the Prime Minister "till date in the entire process, we have not found any side effect".

He added that now, even corporate sectors can participate in the vaccination drive by getting their employees vaccinated.

He also appealed to people not to fall prey to any rumour about vaccine.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged all citizens to be vaccinated and exercise caution, saying the "storm" of infections had shaken India, as the country set a new global record of the highest number of Covid-19 infections in a day.

The over 30-minute broadcast was entirely focussed on the pandemic, which has been rampaging across the country for weeks, with Modi asserting that defeating the disease is the biggest priority. This will be the fourth edition of the radio programme in the year 2021. "This time, to emerge victorious in this battle, we have to accord priority to experts and scientific advice", he said. "After successfully tackling 1st wave, nation's morale was high, it was confident but this storm (2nd wave) has shaken the nation", Modi said during 76th episode of his radio programme.

"I urge people to not fall prey to any rumour about vaccine", he stated.

The Centre, he said, will continue to provide jabs free of cost to the eligible people (those over 45 years of age).

"We are working closely with our partners in the Indian government, and we will rapidly deploy additional support to the people of India and India's healthcare heroes".

"The government of India is applying its entire might to give a fillip to endeavours of state governments. The State Governments too are trying their best to fulfill their responsibilities". On the occasion of Panchayati Raj Day, PM Modi has requested everyone to follow preventive measures and said that every effort has to be made to ensure that its transition does not spread to villages. The situation has been particularly bad in the country's capital, Delhi, with hospitals running out of beds and oxygen, needed to treat critical patients.

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