New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the country with leading doctors via video conferencing, saying that vaccination is the biggest weapon in the fight against the pandemic. He urged the doctors to encourage more and more patients to get vaccinated.
He also appreciated the doctors, medical and para-medical staff for their invaluable service towards the country during the pandemic.
During the virtual interaction, PM Modi thanked all healthcare professionals for the country’s battle against COVID-19 so far. He said that last year, during the same time, it was due to the doctors’ hard work and the nation’s strategy that India was able to control the coronavirus wave.
“Now that the country is facing the second wave of coronavirus, all the doctors, our frontline workers are confronting the pandemic with full force, and are saving the lives of millions of people,” he said.
He said that recently the Centre has taken many important decisions related to the supply of essential medicines, injections and sufficient availability of oxygen. State Governments have been given necessary guidelines about these, he said.
The PM urged the doctors to educate people against several rumours on Covid treatment and prevention. “In these difficult times, it is very important that people do not become a victim of panic, he said, adding that along with proper treatment, emphasis must also be on counselling of patients admitted in hospitals. He encouraged doctors to use tele-medicine for treatment of other diseases, in case there is no emergency.
He noted that this time the pandemic is spreading rapidly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as well. PM called for accelerating efforts to upgrade resources in such places. He urged doctors to connect with their colleagues working in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and give them online consultations to ensure that all protocols are followed correctly.
On the occasion, the doctors also shared their experiences in dealing with the Covid pandemic. They spoke about how they are augmenting healthcare infrastructure. They reiterated the importance of people wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. They also stressed about maintaining health infrastructure for non-Covid patients. They spoke about how they are sensitising patients against improper use of medicines.