Govt is readying a strategy to deliver the vaccine to every single citizen: PM
Urging people to not lax until the vaccine for COVID-19 is done, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Government is preparing a detailed road map to reach the vaccine to every single citizen as soon as it is readily available. In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday, Modi made a fervent appeal to all the citizens to not let their guard down and become complacent, in the country’s ongoing fight against the Covid Pandemic. He said despite the lockdown having been lifted it does not mean that the Corona Virus is wiped out.
He urged the people not to be negligent until a vaccine against the pandemic is found and let the fight against the Covid-19 weaken The Prime Minister said efforts are on a war footing to save humanity and many countries including the country's scientists are working on the production of a vaccine. He said the work is going on various vaccines against corona and that some of these are in an advanced stage.
India is in a better situation due to the efforts of every Indian in the last 7-8 months and one should not let it deteriorate. The recovery rate in the country has improved and the fatality rate is low. For every 10 Lakh Citizens about 5500 were infected with corona, while in countries like the US and Brazil the figure is nearly 25000.
Modi observed that markets have also started returning to normalcy with the advent of the festivities. He said that the death rate in India is 83 for every 10 Lakh Citizens , whereas in developed countries like the US, Brazil, Spain, Britain and many other countries it is about 600. The Prime Minister appreciated that in comparison to many developed nations, India is getting successful in protecting many lives of its citizens in the country.
The Prime Minister mentioned the improvement of the Covid Infrastructure in the country. He said more than 90 Lakh beds are available for corona patients along with 12000 Quarantine centres across the country. He said over 2000 Corona Testing 2000 labs are functional all over the country, while the number of tests will soon cross 10 Crore.
He said India is succeeding in saving the lives of more and more of its citizens in comparison to the resource-rich countries and that the increasing number of tests has been a great strength in the country’s fight against the Covid pandemic.
He warned people not to be callous, amidst all these efforts and not to assume that the corona virus is gone, or that there is no danger from the corona now. Cautioning the people who have stopped taking precautions of late, he said “If you are negligent and going out without a mask, you are exposing yourself, your family, your children, and the elderly to the same amount of risk.”
He appealed to the citizens to maintain the 6 feet distance (Do Gaj ki Doori), to wash their hands with soap periodically and to wear face masks.