NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi on Thursday stated the brand new yr 2021 is “coming with the hope of treatment” as preparations are in full swing to ensure made in India vaccine against Covid-19 reaches every eligible category across the country.
All necessary preparations are going on to run the world’s largest vaccination programme, Modi said even as he urged people to not let their guard down against coronavirus infection and strictly abide by Covid-appropriate norms even after the vaccination.
“Earlier, I said, ‘Dawai nahi toh dheelai nahi’. Now, I am saying ‘Dawai bhi aur kadaai (caution) bhi’. Our mantra for the year 2021 is ‘Dawai bhi aur kadaai bhi’,” PM Modi said after laying the foundation stone of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Rajkot, Ahmedabad.
He also cautioned people against any rumours about the vaccination.
“Different people for their vested interests or due to irresponsible behaviour spread various rumours. May be rumours will be spread when vaccination begins, some have already begun,” he stated, asking individuals to watch out about such rumours and as accountable residents chorus from forwarding messages on social media with out checking.
Describing 2021 because the ‘yr of well being options’, Modi stated India has emerged because the nerve centre of world well being and successfully tackled the coronavirus pandemic with time steps.
He stated India is in a significantly better place on account of the efficient steps and India’s file of saving victims of Corona has been significantly better than different international locations.
“I’m sure people of the country would make similar efforts for mass vaccination as they had put in to contain the spread of the virus.
Around one crore people have recovered from Covid-19 and the number of daily fresh cases in India is going down. 2021 is coming with new hope of treatment,” Modi added.
“If 2020 was the year of health challenges, 2021 is going to be the year of health solutions. We are seeing how diseases are becoming globalized. The world will be more conscious and alert about health and more towards finding solutions. This is the time when the entire world has to unite for developing responses. Working in silos is not going to help,” he stated.
India, he stated, will play a key position in these efforts with its competent medical professionals, expertise and experience in mass immunization and giving the world well being options built-in with expertise by means of its startups and startup ecosystem which has made healthcare higher and accessible.
The Prime Minister additionally acknowledged the efforts of the medical doctors, well being staff and different frontline corona warriors who’ve always put their lives at stake to struggle the pandemic. He lauded the efforts of the scientists and all those that offered meals to the poor on this troublesome interval with full dedication.
The Prime Minister remarked that this yr confirmed that when India unites, it might probably successfully cope up with probably the most troublesome disaster.