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PM Narendra Modi Terms ‘Tika Utsav’ Beginning Of Second Big War Against Coronavirus, Makes Four Requests

PM Modi said our success will be determined by awareness about micro containment zones, by not moving out of our homes unnecessarily, vaccination of all eligible persons, and how we follow COVID appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and other protocols

PM Narendra Modi Terms 'Tika Utsav' Beginning Of Second Big War Against Coronavirus, Makes Four Requests
Highlights
  • 'Tika Utsav', COVID-19 mass vaccination festival began on April 11
  • On Tika Utsav, PM Modi reminded the country about “Dawai bhi, kadaai bhi”
  • PM Modi emphasised the need for COVID-19 testing and awareness

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (April 11) called the ‘Tika Utsav’, COVID-19 mass vaccination festival, the beginning of the second big war against Corona and emphasised social hygiene along with personal hygiene. In a message on the occasion, the Prime Minister stressed four points with regard to the drive. PM Modi also insisted that the country has to move towards zero vaccine wastage, and said that optimum utilisation of vaccination capacity is a way of increasing India’s capacity.

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First, ‘Each One- Vaccinate’, meaning those who can’t go themselves for vaccination, such as illiterate and old people, should be assisted. Second, ‘Each One- Treat One’. This involves helping people in getting Corona treatment, who do not have resources or knowledge to get it, PM Modi said.

“Third, ‘Each One- Save One’, meaning I should wear a mask and save myself and others. This should be stressed. Finally, society and people should lead in creating ‘micro containment zones’. Family members and community members should create ‘micro containment zone’, in case of even a single positive case. ‘Micro containment zones’ are a key component of the fight against Corona in a densely populated country like India,” the Prime Minister added.

Also Read: On-Site COVID Vaccine Registrations For Health And Frontline Workers Only At Government Sites: Centre

The Prime Minister further emphasised the need for testing and awareness. He asked that every eligible person should get vaccinated.

This should be the primary effort of both the society and the administration, he said.

He also said our success will be determined by awareness about ‘micro containment zones’, by not moving out of our homes unnecessarily, vaccination of all eligible persons, and how we follow COVID appropriate behaviour like wearing masks and other protocols. The Prime Minister asked to make targets at the personal, social, and administration level for these four days of ‘Tika Utsav’ and diligently make effort to achieve them. He expressed the hope that with people’s participation.

Also Read: Dynamic Strategy Prioritising COVID-19 Vaccines For Seniors, Essential Workers Offers Greatest Public Health Benefit: Study

Awareness and responsible behaviour we will succeed in containing Corona once again, he said.

He concluded by reminding the country about “Dawai bhi, kadai bhi”. The vaccination programme started on Sunday on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and will continue till the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar on April 14.

Also Read: COVID Vaccination Throughout April, Including Gazetted Holidays, At All Public, Private Sector Centres

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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

24,24,98,327Cases
20,40,54,102Active
3,35,14,449Recovered
49,29,776Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,24,98,327 and 49,29,776 have died; 20,40,54,102 are active cases and 3,35,14,449 have recovered as on October 22, 2021 at 5:24 am.

India

3,41,43,236 15,786Cases
1,75,7453,086Active
3,35,14,449 18,641Recovered
4,53,042 231Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,43,236 confirmed cases including 4,53,042 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,75,745 and 3,35,14,449 have recovered as on October 22, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,98,218 1,573

27,899 1,434

64,30,394 2,968

1,39,925 39

Kerala

48,88,523 8,733

82,093 1,240

47,79,228 9,855

27,202 118

Karnataka

29,84,849 365

9,017 86

29,37,848 443

37,984 8

Tamil Nadu

26,91,797 1,164

13,790 268

26,42,039 1,412

35,968 20

Andhra Pradesh

20,62,303 493

5,500 66

20,42,476 552

14,327 7

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,068 10

107 5

16,87,062 14

22,899 1

West Bengal

15,83,646 833

7,535 44

15,57,090 775

19,021 14

Delhi

14,39,488 22

311 1

14,14,087 21

25,090

Odisha

10,37,056 524

4,336 51

10,24,422 573

8,298 2

Chhattisgarh

10,05,773 38

206 21

9,91,995 16

13,572 1

Rajasthan

9,54,395 2

36 2

9,45,405 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,353 13

156 20

8,16,110 33

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,721 12

88 6

7,82,110 6

10,523

Haryana

7,71,125 9

131 2

7,60,945 11

10,049

Bihar

7,26,042 6

30 0

7,16,351 6

9,661

Telangana

6,69,739 183

3,967 1

6,61,829 183

3,943 1

Assam

6,07,811 384

3,762 152

5,98,087 228

5,962 4

Punjab

6,02,135 22

226 6

5,85,358 27

16,551 1

Jharkhand

3,48,526 40

166 24

3,43,225 16

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,787 14

176 0

3,36,213 14

7,398

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,386 87

814 14

3,26,143 73

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,138 202

1,452 58

2,16,955 140

3,731 4

Goa

1,77,765 59

618 21

1,73,790 35

3,357 3

Puducherry

1,27,564 43

454 7

1,25,258 50

1,852

Manipur

1,23,051 81

1,346 14

1,19,800 94

1,905 1

Mizoram

1,15,944 737

10,034 229

1,05,510 962

400 4

Tripura

84,369 18

105 10

83,448 8

816

Meghalaya

83,210 52

735 26

81,034 76

1,441 2

Chandigarh

65,315 3

26 2

64,469 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,065 22

140 2

54,645 20

280

Sikkim

31,819 19

185 10

31,241 9

393

Nagaland

31,670 11

250 5

30,743 15

677 1

Ladakh

20,896 10

43 9

20,645 1

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,678 2

4 2

10,670

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,646

7 0

7,510

129

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