Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday got emotional while talking about the hardships faced by healthcare and frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
“This disease kept people away from their families. The mothers cried for their children and had to stay away. People could not meet their elderly admitted at hospitals. We could not bid adieu to those with proper rituals who died due to corona,” said PM Modi, while speaking at the launch of the nationwide vaccination drive for the novel coronavirus via video conferencing.
“The more we think about that time, we get sad. In that moment of despair, there were some who were endangering their lives. Our doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, ambulance driver, ASHA workers, sanitation worker, police personnel and other frontline workers gave priority to their responsibility towards humanity. They have to remain far from their families. They were not able to go to their home for many days. There are hundreds of them who could not return to their home. Society is paying back by vaccinating people related to healthcare,” he added.
The Prime Minister said India is among the few countries, which despite hardships, provided medicines and medical help to over 150 countries around the world.
“Whether it is paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine, or testing equipment, India has made every possible effort to save people of other countries,” he added.
“Today, when we have developed our own vaccine, the world is looking at India with hope. As our vaccination drive will move forward, other countries of world will benefit from it. India’s vaccine and our production capability must be used for human interest, this is our commitment,” he said.
Emphasising the following COVID-19 protocols, PM Modi said the start of vaccination does not mean people should stop wearing masks or violate maintaining social distancing.
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