12-Hour #SwasthyaMantra Telethon: Amitabh Bachchan Salutes Frontline Workers For Their WorkCampaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan on Dettol India - NDTV #SwasthyaMantra telethon talked about India’s coronavirus fight and his personal experience of battling with the disease
Highlights
  • Amitabh Bachchan urged citizens to follow all precautions and fight COVID
  • He talked about three pillars of the campaign
  • Big B also saluted the work of the frontline workers in coronavirus times


New Delhi:
“In these trying times, it is just unbelievable the kind of work our doctors and healthcare staff are doing to save each one of us. Every one of them is staying on the premise 24×7, not going home, meeting their wives/husbands, children or family members,” said Bollywood Megastar and the Campaign Ambassador, Amitabh Bachchan on the 12-hour Banega Swasth India #SwasthyaMantra telethon held on October 2. Further appreciating the support of the healthcare workers and talking about the coronavirus outbreak in India, Mr Bachchan said,

I have seen the doctors and healthcare staff on their toes managing COVID-19 patients personally and the work they are doing is just so exceptional. On a drop or press of the button, the doctors, nurses, or staff members are there in front of you so that the COVID-19 patient is at ease.

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Highlighting the importance of hygiene and urging everyone to take the necessary precautions to fight the coronavirus battle, Mr Bachchan added,

The world doesn’t have any vaccine for coronavirus. We also don’t know when we will have a vaccine for coronavirus and if we have the vaccine then in how much time we will be able to cover each of our population. Secondly, we don’t know, if the vaccine will be enough for this virus or till how many years, we will be immune. But what we know is that we have the three most important pillars to protect us from COVID-19 and these are – Washing hands regularly or maintaining good hygiene, wearing masks and maintaining physical distancing.

Giving the examples of many diseases in India for which we don’t have any vaccine and yet we are going about our daily lives normally, Mr Bachchan said,

We don’t have any vaccine for many diseases like HIV, nor we know if the vaccine will ever come out for this disease. Yet, we all have been living our normal lives for so many years. Likewise, we need to do for coronavirus, for now, we hope we have a vaccine soon and we all are happy and safe, but till then, what we all need to do is take all the necessary precautions without neglecting it. We need to understand that hygiene is very crucial in our fight against COVID. We all need to become part of the solution and fight coronavirus.

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Mr Bachchan also said that these precautionary measures have proven to work as there are other countries and nations that are handling COVID much better by taking these measures only. He added,

In today’s scenario, we all have to do our best to keep the virus away from ourselves and others. The whole world is fighting a war against coronavirus, but we need not worry because we have the support of the best doctors and good healthcare facilities. The challenge before us is how we can provide the healthcare facilities to every individual and how each and every one of us can come together, follow the necessary guidelines and precautions and come out of this pandemic.

The 77-year-old actor, who tested positive for the coronavirus in July highlighted his personal experiences on battling COVID and said that there are many ways in which coronavirus affects the patient’s body – one of the after-effects of coming out of COVID is that you get a lot of weakness for about 4 to 5 months. He further said,

The other thing, which I especially experienced in my COVID journey is the effect of the disease on the patient’s mental health. I realised, how important and essential it is for a human being to see another human being. During my COVID days, all I saw was ghost like doctors, who were wearing white PPE kits. Didn’t get to see their faces or their expression – it is very depressing and it does take a toll on your mental health.

Mr Bachchan signed off with a message for all his fans and citizens, he said that this year, good health should be everyone’s top priority as we are all surrounded by a pandemic – COVID19. Focus on three pillars to make the world safe and healthy – Health, Hygiene & Sanitation, and Environment. He said,

Through Banega Swasth India campaign, this year, we have brought a new mantra – ’Swachh Se Swasth’ (Clean environment for a healthy society). I urge each one of you, to stay clean and healthy.

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NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

17,66,30,634Cases
5,80,25,717Active
11,47,82,895Recovered
38,22,022Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,66,30,634 and 38,22,022 have died; 5,80,25,717 are active cases and 11,47,82,895 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 3:30 am.

India

2,96,33,105 62,224Cases
8,65,43247,946Active
2,83,88,100 1,07,628Recovered
3,79,573 2,542Deaths
In India, there are 2,96,33,105 confirmed cases including 3,79,573 deaths. The number of active cases is 8,65,432 and 2,83,88,100 have recovered as on June 16, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,24,773 7,652

1,41,440 8,982

56,69,179 15,176

1,14,154 1,458

Karnataka

27,77,010 5,041

1,62,303 9,859

25,81,559 14,785

33,148 115

Kerala

27,48,204 12,246

1,12,792 1,456

26,23,904 13,536

11,508 166

Tamil Nadu

23,78,298 11,805

1,25,215 11,669

22,23,015 23,207

30,068 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,20,134 5,741

75,134 4,879

17,32,948 10,567

12,052 53

Uttar Pradesh

17,03,207 270

7,221 890

16,74,072 1,104

21,914 56

West Bengal

14,68,044 3,268

20,046 1,125

14,30,949 2,068

17,049 75

Delhi

14,31,498 228

3,078 148

14,03,569 364

24,851 12

Chhattisgarh

9,88,172 609

11,717 943

9,63,113 1,544

13,342 8

Rajasthan

9,50,133 172

5,619 848

9,35,658 1,006

8,856 14

Odisha

8,59,526 3,405

44,358 3,436

8,11,780 6,799

3,388 42

Gujarat

8,21,078 352

8,884 658

8,02,187 1,006

10,007 4

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,649 224

3,610 331

7,76,424 528

8,615 27

Haryana

7,66,357 228

3,703 374

7,53,584 564

9,070 38

Bihar

7,17,949 410

4,360 412

7,04,075 813

9,514 9

Telangana

6,06,436 1,556

19,933 528

5,82,993 2,070

3,510 14

Punjab

5,89,153 628

10,802 1,111

5,62,701 1,691

15,650 48

Assam

4,66,590 3,415

41,184 475

4,21,378 2,906

4,028 34

Jharkhand

3,43,793 184

2,646 416

3,36,058 596

5,089 4

Uttarakhand

3,37,449 274

3,642 266

3,26,822 515

6,985 25

Jammu And Kashmir

3,08,726 715

12,407 1,125

2,92,114 1,830

4,205 10

Himachal Pradesh

1,99,197 321

4,050 382

1,91,737 691

3,410 12

Goa

1,63,048 327

4,175 231

1,55,926 548

2,947 10

Puducherry

1,13,192 355

4,668 279

1,06,828 629

1,696 5

Chandigarh

61,200 40

486 21

59,917 58

797 3

Manipur

61,096 785

8,744 301

51,354 476

998 8

Tripura

60,385 536

4,886 65

54,870 596

629 5

Meghalaya

42,759 450

4,430 99

37,579 542

750 7

Arunachal Pradesh

31,938 290

2,849 40

28,934 326

155 4

Nagaland

23,854 101

2,972 229

20,423 327

459 3

Ladakh

19,649 38

552 20

18,898 57

199 1

Sikkim

18,659 209

3,239 67

15,136 273

284 3

Mizoram

15,899 268

3,637 45

12,191 312

71 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,473 9

61 2

10,408 7

4

Lakshadweep

9,297 61

484 36

8,768 96

45 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,280 11

105 4

7,049 15

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