Pandemic should not be a matter of politics, says PM

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi (file pic)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that  the pandemic should not be a matter of politics as it  is a matter of concern for entire humanity. 

“Mankind hasn’t seen such a pandemic in the last 100 years, ” Narendra Modi added while  interacting with floor leaders of all parties of both houses of the Parliament to keep them informed of the trajectory of COVID-19 in India and the Public Health Response to the Pandemic.

Prime Minister thanked all leaders for participating in the meeting and giving very practical inputs and suggestions and added that inputs from different parts of the country help immensely in policy design, an official release said.

Narendra Modi also spoke about the efforts being made to ensure one oxygen plant in every district across the country.

Prime Minister informed leaders about the rising speed of India’s vaccination program and how the first 10 crore doses took around 85 days while the last 10 crore doses have taken 24 days. He also informed the leaders that the daily closing stocks show an average of more than 1.5 crore vaccines at the end of the day throughout the country.

Narendra Modi stressed the need to properly plan the vaccination drives at the district level based on the advance availability indicated by the Central Government to ensure no inconvenience to the people.

It is a matter of concern that around a significant number of Healthcare workers and Frontline workers are yet to get the vaccine even after 6 months since the drive commenced, he said and  added that states need to be more proactive towards this.

Prime Minister spoke about the need to stay vigilant looking at the situation in various countries. He added that mutations make this disease very unpredictable, and hence we all need to stay together and fight this disease.

Narendra Modi also spoke about India’s unique experience of using technology in this pandemic in the form of Cowin & Aarogya Setu.

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda lauded the PM for his constant monitoring and  working tirelessly through the pandemic. Leaders across parties thanked Prime Minister for his efforts through the  pandemic.