Newsfeed

PM Modi says, world’s largest vaccination drive underway in country is making India Atmanirbhar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says, world’s largest vaccination drive underway in the country, is making India Atmanirbhar. The Prime Minister was speaking while interacting with beneficiaries and vaccinators of Covid-19 drive from Varanasi via video conferencing.
 
Mr Modi thanked beneficiaries and vaccinators of Covid-19 for instilling confidence in people regarding India’s vaccination programme. The Prime Minister said Covid warriors played a major role against the pandemic.
 
Prime Minister said that they have taken a definitive step by inoculating themselves in the first phase of vaccination drive. He highlighted that it is important for the healthcare workers to vaccinate themselves as it will help them function without any fear.
 
Prime Minister Modi also reiterated that granting emergency use approval for vaccines is not a political decision but a decision that has been taken after several rounds of discussions with doctors and scientists. He also asked people not to harbour any fear in their minds regarding the vaccination process and should fearlessly get themselves vaccinated once their turn arrives.
 
During the interaction many beneficiaries said they felt comfortable and did not have any problems at all.
 
Earlier Mr.Modi tweeted that the interaction will be a first-hand opportunity to hear the experiences of beneficiaries as well as feedback as the world’s largest vaccination drive is underway in India and front-line warriors are getting vaccinated.
 
Prime Minister’s Office said that Mr. Modi’s interaction in his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi follows his continuous dialogue and discussion with scientists, political leaders, officials and other stakeholders to proactively ensure smooth conduct of the world’s largest vaccination drive.
 
The interaction comes as over a million health workers have now been vaccinated, with over 230,000 getting doses yesterday alone. The government data shows there has been an increase in daily immunizations. According to the University of Oxford’s Our World in Data, India is now the fastest country to breach the million mark, taking only six days compared to nine by the US.
 
PM Modi launched the inoculation drive on January 16 with over 300 million front-line workers prioritised to get the jabs first.

 

Support Ethical Journalism. Support The Dispatch

The Dispatch is a sincere effort in ethical journalism. Truth, Accuracy, Independence, Fairness, Impartiality, Humanity and Accountability are key elements of our editorial policy. But we are still not able to generate great stories, because we don’t have adequate resources. As more and more media falls into corporate and political control, informed citizens across the world are funding independent journalism initiatives. Here is your chance to support your local media startup and help independent journalism survive. Click the link below to make a payment of your choice and be a stakeholder in public spirited journalism


 

The Dispatch is present across a number of social media platforms. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting videos; join us on Facebook, Intagram and Twitter for quick updates and discussions. We are also available on the Telegram. Follow us on Pinterest for thousands of pictures and graphics. We care to respond to text messages on WhatsApp at 8082480136 [No calls accepted]. To contribute an article or pitch a story idea, write to us at [email protected] |Click to know more about The Dispatch, our standards and policies