Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the second wave of Covid-19 has shaken the brevity and confidence of the country but by following the doctors’ and experts’ advice, we will be able to defeat it with a collective efforts of the government and people along with patience and discipline.
Addressing the nation on the 76th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Man Ki Baat’, he said that the defeating this pandemic was the prime objective as of now.
“I am expressing Mann Ki Baat at a time when Corona is testing our patience; it is testing the limits of all of us at enduring misery. Many of our near and dear ones have left us untimely. After successfully confronting the first wave of Corona, the country was full of enthusiasm, full of self-confidence, but this storm has shaken the country”, PM Modi said.
Advising the people to get correct information on this pandemic, the Prime Minister further said that if anyone need any information on any any apprehension, that should be taken from a correct source.
“ You can consult your family doctor or doctors in the neighbourhood on the phone. I am noticing that many of our doctors are taking upon themselves this responsibility, on their own. Many doctors are providing information to people through social media. They are counseling on phone and WhatsApp. Many hospitals have websites where information is available…there you can seek advice of doctors too. This is commendable”, he said.
Talking about the importance of vaccine and appealing people not to get swayed by any rumour about the vaccine, PM Modi said that people above 45 years of age can benefit from the free vaccine that has been sent to all state governments and centre.
He also appealed to the states to extend the benefit of this free vaccine campaign of government of India to maximum number of the people of their respective states.