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

Prime Minister Modi urges to the people to seek information on COVID-19 through reliable sources only

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks To COVID-19 Frontline Warriors On 'Mann Ki Baat'
Highlights
  • PM Modi urges citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19
  • COVID's second wave testing our patience, capacity to bear pain: PM Modi
  • I urge people to not fall prey to any rumours about vaccination: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday (April 25) spoke to healthcare workers at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 and addressed several topics such as vaccine hesitancy and details about the ongoing deadly second wave. The Prime Minister first called on Dr Shashank Joshi from Mumbai, who has grassroots-level experience in the field of COVID treatment and allied research. He has also been the Dean of the Indian College of Physicians. When asked about the ongoing second wave, Dr. Joshi informed that this time around, the virus is faster moving than the first wave but assured that the recovery rate is higher and the mortality rate is low. “To an extent, it (COVID) has been observed in youth and children too. There is absolutely no need of being scared. 80 to 90 percent people do not show any of these symptoms,” he said, adding that there is no need to be afraid of the new mutant and the country would overcome this wave too. He further urged people to stay positive and followed treatment protocol is as per the Doctor’s advice.

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The second guest on the Prime Minister’s programme was Dr Naveed Nazeer Shah, a professor at the Government Medical College, who encouraged all those eligible to get the vaccine and combatting misinformation.

Our country presently has two vaccines available Covaccine and Covishield… In Jammu Kashmir, till now, 15 to 16 lakh people have taken the vaccine… till now, in our place, no side effects have been found in vaccines that have been administered. Only things that are routinely associated with every vaccine have been seen, he said.

On reports of people testing positive even after getting vaccinated, he said that if someone is vaccinated, they may get infected but the severity of the disease will not be severe. P

PM Modi also spoke to a nurse with experience in taking care of COVID patients- Bhavana Dhruv from the B R Ambedkar Medical College in Raipur. Dhruv shared her experience while taking care of patients and their families, and the support extended to them during difficult times.

Another nurse – Surekha, Senior Nursing Officer in Bengaluru’s KC General Hospital also spoke with the Prime Minister. She urged people to get tested early, properly track themselves to reduce the mortality rate and get vaccinated when eligible.

Don’t panic and don’t be stressed out. It worsens the condition of the patient. No vaccine provides 100 per cent protection immediately. It takes time to build immunity. Please vaccinate yourself. Please have sympathy towards frontline workers and professionals. We need your support and co-operation, she said.

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The Prime Minister also spoke to an ambulance driver – Prem Verma, lauding the efforts of other frontline workers such as lab technicians. Mr. Verma has been working with COVID patients and shared his experience of picking up and dropping patients as soon as possible.

PM Modi also appreciated hospitals for using technology for offering consultations to the patients amid the COVID-19 crisis.

In the prevailing situation, it is commendable that many doctors are using technology to offer online consultations to patients. Our health workers and doctors are currently fighting a major battle against COVID-19. In the past one year, they have had several kinds of experiences about the pandemic, he said.

He further added that in order to fight COVID-19, it is important to go by the views of experts.

There are several hospitals who are offering information about COVID-19 on their websites. These websites also offer consultancy to the people. This is commendable, he added.

He also said that the second wave of COVID-19 is testing our patience and capacity to bear the pain.

I urge people to not fall prey to any rumours about vaccination. You all must be aware that the Government of India has sent free vaccines to all State Governments. All people above 45 years of age can benefit from this. From May 1st, vaccines will be available for every person above 18 years of age, the Prime Minister said.

As per Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 3,49,691 new COVID-19 cases and 2,767 related deaths in the last 24 hours. According to the official data issued by the Union Health Ministry, the country has recorded 2,767 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The country’s total infection count has mounted to 1,69,60,172 cases, while 1,92,311 people have so far succumbed to the viral infection so far.

Also Read: PM Modi Interacts With Vaccine Manufacturers, Urges Them To Scale Up Production Capacity

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World

22,95,44,435Cases
19,20,52,504Active
3,27,83,741Recovered
47,08,190Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,95,44,435 and 47,08,190 have died; 19,20,52,504 are active cases and 3,27,83,741 have recovered as on September 22, 2021 at 3:49 am.

India

3,35,31,498 26,964Cases
3,01,9897,586Active
3,27,83,741 34,167Recovered
4,45,768 383Deaths
In India, there are 3,35,31,498 confirmed cases including 4,45,768 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,01,989 and 3,27,83,741 have recovered as on September 22, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,27,629 3,131

44,269 960

63,44,744 4,021

1,38,616 70

Kerala

45,39,926 15,768

1,61,765 5,813

43,54,264 21,367

23,897 214

Karnataka

29,69,361 818

13,769 617

29,17,944 1,414

37,648 21

Tamil Nadu

26,48,688 1,647

16,993 9

25,96,316 1,619

35,379 19

Andhra Pradesh

20,40,708 1,179

13,905 483

20,12,714 1,651

14,089 11

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,693 13

194 0

16,86,612 13

22,887

West Bengal

15,62,710 537

7,741 69

15,36,291 592

18,678 14

Delhi

14,38,556 39

400 21

14,13,071 18

25,085

Odisha

10,21,216 462

4,844 103

10,08,226 560

8,146 5

Chhattisgarh

10,05,120 26

297 0

9,91,260 26

13,563

Rajasthan

9,54,275 12

99 8

9,45,222 4

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,751 14

133 0

8,15,536 14

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,410 8

90 6

7,81,803 14

10,517

Haryana

7,70,754 8

328 12

7,60,618 20

9,808

Bihar

7,25,907 6

60 9

7,16,188 15

9,659

Telangana

6,63,906 244

4,938 53

6,55,061 296

3,907 1

Punjab

6,01,359 36

304 3

5,84,554 37

16,501 2

Assam

5,98,864 441

5,081 97

5,87,970 338

5,813 6

Jharkhand

3,48,139 14

65 10

3,42,941 4

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,405 12

249 18

3,35,765 29

7,391 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,28,214 145

1,450 11

3,22,345 154

4,419 2

Himachal Pradesh

2,17,403 263

1,715 99

2,12,033 162

3,655 2

Goa

1,75,690 107

886 76

1,71,507 29

3,297 2

Puducherry

1,25,618 101

922 55

1,22,864 46

1,832

Manipur

1,18,870 197

2,174 9

1,14,861 203

1,835 3

Tripura

83,956 51

353 7

82,794 44

809

Mizoram

82,815 1,355

15,363 223

67,184 1,127

268 5

Meghalaya

79,817 150

1,878 18

76,558 167

1,381 1

Chandigarh

65,195 7

44 3

64,333 4

818

Arunachal Pradesh

54,190 64

413 3

53,504 60

273 1

Sikkim

31,014 43

627 27

30,007 70

380

Nagaland

30,959 52

470 3

29,832 46

657 3

Ladakh

20,743 6

144 6

20,392

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

0 0

10,666

4

Lakshadweep

10,360 1

9 1

10,300

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,607 7

17 4

7,461 3

129

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