New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that will surely emerge victorious against Covid – 19 with our efforts and vaccinations. He interacted with the State Chief Ministers virtually on Thursday and reviewed Covid -19 tackle situations and public health preparedness, national vaccinations progress.
Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar, Lt Governors of UTs and States participated in the high – level review meeting.
PM Modi in his address in the virtual interaction said that India’s battle with the biggest pandemic of 100 years has now entered its third year. Hard work is our only path and victory is our only option. We, 130 crore people of India, will surely emerge victorious against Covid – 19 with our efforts.
Modi said that the Omicron variant is infecting the general public many times faster than the earlier variants. We have to be alert, be careful, but we also have to take care that there is no panic situation. We have to see that in this festive season, the alertness of the people and the administration is not lowered anywhere.
The way the Central and State Governments had adopted a pre-emptive, proactive and collective approach, the same is the mantra of victory this time as well. The more we can limit the Covid – 19, the less the problem will be, he added.
He also said that made in India vaccines are proving their superiority all over the world. It is a matter of pride for every Indian that today India has given the first dose to about 92% of the adult population. The coverage of the second dose has also reached around 70% in the country.
Modi stressed that while making any strategy, it is very important to keep in mind that there should be minimum damage to the livelihood of the common people, economic activities, and momentum of the economy should be maintained.
So it would be better to focus more on local containment. He stressed that we should be in the position to provide maximum treatment in home isolation situations and for that home isolation guidelines should keep on improving and they should be strictly followed.
State Chief Ministers thanked Modi for his leadership during the successive waves of Covid – 19. They especially thanked the Modi for his support & guidance and for funds provided by the Central Government which has been of immense help in boosting health infrastructure in the States.