Second wave of Coronavirus has shaken nation: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat
Mr. Modi urges folks to not fall prey to any rumours about vaccines.
“India was full of self-confidence after successfully tackling first wave of COVID-19, this ‘toofan’ (2nd wave) has shaken country,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on his month-to-month radio programme Mann Ki Baat.
Mr. Modi spoke to Dr. Shashank from Mumbai. He requested the physician on how the second wave is totally different from the primary wave. Dr. Shashank stated that this one is spreading quicker than the primary wave and the youth and youngsters are additionally getting affected.
Mr. Modi requested Dr. Shashank to elucidate the therapy for COVID-19. Dr. Shashank clarified that there isn’t a want for Remedivisir. The physician stated, “One can do pranayam to expand lung capacity. We should keep a postive outlook. India’s recovery rate is higher than rest of the world.”
The PM added, “I urge you to seek information only through authentic sources. You may consult your family doctors. Many doctors are sharing information through social media, consulting through phone and whatsapp. There are several hospitals who have put information on their website.”
He then spoke to Dr. Naveed from Srinagar. Dr. Naveed stated: “We need not panic. Even now if we follow the COVID protocols, then we can protect ourselves from the infection.”
Mr. Modi requested Dr. Naveed to make clear the doubts about vaccines and hesitancy in taking vaccines.
“I urge people, not to fall prey to any rumour about vaccines. You must be aware the government of India has sent free vaccines to the state governments,” the prime minister stated.
“The free vaccination programme of the government of India will continue. I urge the state government to utilise this scheme and ensure that maximum people have been vaccinated.”
PM Modi spoke to BR Ambedkar Medical College’s nurse Bhawana Dhruv, Senior Nursing Officer from Bangalore Surekha, an ambulance driver Prem Verma. Ms. Bhawana shared tales about working within the COVID wards, the problem in sporting PPE kits for extended durations, leaving the household behind for days at a time.
“Friends along with doctors and nursing staff, frontline workers like lab-technicians and ambulance drivers are like God,” the PM stated. He requested Mr. Verma to discuss the need of vaccine. Mr. Verma stated that everybody ought to get a vaccine shot. Mr. Modi stated that individuals like Prem Verma are placing their very own lives at risk to avoid wasting others.
“While it is true that many have been affected by Corona, there are equal number of people who have managed to defeat COVID-19.”
He then spoke to at least one of COVID survivors, Preeti Chaturvedi from Gurgaon, asking her to elucidate to the COVID sufferers how to deal with the illness.
PM Modi stated: “The country is united in fighting the COVID pandemic. Many are distributing food in quarantine centres, distributing medicines to who need. Awareness has increased in villages. So while on one hand the country is fighting the COVID inside the hospital there is a section which is fighting this outside the hospital by wearing mask and strictly following the COVID protocol.”
He concluded his speech urging the nation to get vaccinated.