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COVID-19 Pandemic: ‘Black Fungus A New Challenge’, Says PM Modi While Interacting With Frontline Workers From Varanasi

Describing COVID-19 as an ‘invisible and shifting enemy’, PM Modi urged people to get vaccinated as and when their turn arrives

COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Black Fungus A New Challenge’, Says PM Modi While Interacting With Frontline Workers From Varanasi
Highlights
  • PM Modi was interacting with doctors and healthcare workers from Varanasi
  • PM Modi warned against the new challenge of black fungus
  • PM Modi called for a special attention to rural areas during COVID-19

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday (May 21) warned against the ‘new challenge of Black Fungus’ that has emerged in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Urging people to prepare to fight the black fungus infection or mucormycosis which is proving to be fatal in some cases, PM Modi said, “It is important to pay attention to the necessary precautions and order to deal with it.” PM Modi also talked about the role of vaccines and how vaccination has helped healthcare workers serve the nation. He urged people to take the vaccine when their turn comes. PM Modi was interacting with doctors and of Varanasi today through video conference.

Also Read: COVID Challenge Remains As Long As Infection Exists Even At Minor Scale: PM Modi

During his interaction, PM Modi talked about the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and said,

In the second wave of corona, we are fighting on multiple fronts at the same time. The rate of infection is also much more and patients are in hospital for a longer time. This has put pressure on our health system.

PM Modi thanked doctors and other healthcare workers for their relentless hard work during these trying times. He also spoke about people who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and was visibly emotional while paying tribute.

This virus has … snatched many of loved ones from us. I pay my humble tribute to them and I express my condolences to the families who lost people, he said.

Also Read: PM Modi Reviews COVID-19 Situation, Stresses States Should Not Let COVID Vaccination Speed Go Down

PM said that the plans that have been made and the campaigns that have been run in our country in the last few years, have helped a lot in fighting Coronavirus. Initiatives like the toilets built under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the free treatment facilities under the Ayushman Bharat scheme, the gas cylinders under the Ujjwala scheme, the Jan Dhan bank accounts or the Fit India campaign, awareness of Yoga and AYUSH have increased the strength of the people in the fight against Coronavirus.

Calling for a special attention to rural areas, PM Modi gave a new mantra, ‘Jahaan Bimar, Vahi Upchaar’ (wherever there is illness, there should be treatment). He also stressed on the role of ASHA and ANM (Axillary nurse midwife) workers in fighting the COVID-19 in rural areas and called to use their potential and experience.

Also Read: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks To COVID-19 Frontline Warriors On ‘Mann Ki Baat’

PM Modi also talked about the threat of COVID-19 to children. Asking people to protect children, PM Modi said, “We have to remember that our fight is against an invisible and shifting enemy. In this fight, we have to protect our children as well and have to make special arrangements for them as well.”

Experts have predicted a possibility of the third wave of the COVID-19 which is likely to affect children more.

Also Read: COVID-19 Rapidly Spreading In Rural Areas: PM Narendra Modi

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

26,10,35,501Cases
22,18,42,204Active
3,39,98,278Recovered
51,95,019Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,10,35,501 and 51,95,019 have died; 22,18,42,204 are active cases and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 3:39 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

129

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