Winning is the option, be ready for future editions from now on: PM Modi – World Affairs SRS

Winning is the option, be ready for future editions from now on: PM Modi

– World Affairs SRS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India’s preparedness against the pandemic has to stay ahead of the types of coronavirus and address the threat of omicron, but the country needs to be prepared for future forms. The PM said, “We are in the third year of our fight against the biggest pandemic in a hundred years. Hard work is our only way out and victory is our only option.”

Interacting with the Chief Ministers on the COVID situation in India, Modi said that the way the central and state governments adopted a pro-active, proactive and collective approach was the mantra of victory this time too. “Our cooperation will give strength to our fight against Corona. We will emerge victorious,” the PM said.


He said it is important to protect the economy and the livelihood of the people while formulating a strategy to control the pandemic. “The momentum of the economy must be maintained. States should focus on local control. ,

According to data released by the health ministry on Thursday morning, the PM’s review meeting comes on a day when India reported the highest single-day cases in the ongoing wave with nearly 250,000 infections. The daily positivity rate has gone up to over 13 per cent and the weekly positivity is close to 11 per cent.

Modi said that Omicron is a new challenge which is increasing the cases. He said there is a need to augment the medical infrastructure and manpower, but vaccination is the most powerful way to deal with the pandemic, whatever it may be.

He urged the states to accelerate “Har Ghar Dastak” – door-to-door campaign for vaccination, saying that the sooner preventive doses are given to frontline workers and senior citizens, the better prepared India’s health system will be.

About 92 percent of adults have received their first dose of the COVID vaccine and about 70 percent are fully vaccinated. The second dose is closer to 70 percent. Modi said around 30 million adolescents in the 15-17 age group had also received the first dose in a span of ten days.

While Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren highlighted the misconceptions hindering vaccination campaigns in some rural and tribal areas, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke about the possible increase in cases in the state due to the upcoming festivities and the administration’s actions to deal with it. Talk about preparation. ,

“We should not slacken our vigil during the festive season, but should ensure that there is no panic,” Modi said.

He said that initial suspicions about the Omicron variant were gradually being dispelled as it has infected the general population several times faster than the previous ones.

The Omicron cases detected in India have risen to 5,488. NITI Aayog member-health VK Paul had said on Wednesday that the Omicron variant is becoming a major strain in India.

Modi also said that using the emergency package for COVID, more than 800 pediatric units, 1.5 lakh new ICU and HDU beds, over 5,000 special ambulances, over 950 liquid medical oxygen storage tanks across the country will be augmented. has been added. “We need to keep expanding this infrastructure,” the PM said.

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