Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi addressed the nation today at 5 PM highlighted the need to follow COVID-appropriate behavior during his address. PM Modi also requested people to follow COVID-19 protocols and vaccination to all for free. He also gives assurance about the progress of the vaccination program and urges people to drop vaccine hesitancy and get vaccinated.
To increase vaccine availability, the process of procuring vaccines from abroad has been sped up. Experts have also expressed concerns about children. In this direction, the trial of two vaccines is underway. Research is being conducted for a nasal vaccine in the country: PM Modi
He also mentioned, “In the shortest time possible, liquid medical oxygen supply was increased 10 times. Whatever was needed, was brought in from across the world. We didn’t leave any stone unturned in bringing in whatever medical supplies needed for anywhere in the land. The demand for vaccines globally is much more than the manufacturers of vaccines across the world.”
Shortly he also mentioned, After 21 June, the Centre will deliver free-of-cost vaccines to states for the 18+ age group. The Centre will buy directly from manufacturers and people can also do vaccinate in private hospital costing only 150 INR. 25% of vaccination work being done by states will now be handled by the Central govt. This system will be implemented in the next two weeks. From June 21 June, a free vaccine for people above 18 years.
Today, it has been decided that 25% of vaccination work being done by states will now be handled by the Central govt. This system will be implemented in the next two weeks.
Discussing the poor and welfare of people, he further mentioned that the government has decided to extend Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana till Diwali. 80 crore poor will be provided free ration, under the scheme.