PM Modi launches world’s largest vaccination drive

This needs to be taken up to 30 cores in the second round when elderly and people with serious co-morbidities will be vaccinated.

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched the pan India rollout of COVID-19 vaccination drive via video conferencing today.  This is the world’s largest vaccination program covering the entire length and breadth of the country.  A total of 3006 session sites across all States and UTs were virtually connected during the launch.

The Prime Minister started his speech by paying compliments to the scientists who were associated with the development of the vaccines. The two made-in-India vaccines were launched. The Prime Minister cautioned the people to be careful about not missing taking two doses. He said that there will be a gap of one month between the doses.

In the first round itself, 3 crore people will be vaccinated. He said that this needs to be taken up to 30 crores in the second round when elderly and people with serious co-morbidities will be vaccinated.

He asked people not to give heed to rumours and conspiracy theories as Indian vaccine scientists, medical system, Indian process and institutional mechanism in this regard is trusted globally and this trust is earned with a consistent track record.

The Prime Minister congratulated the country for a united and brave fight against corona. He termed the Indian response to corona as one of self-confidence and self-reliance.  He appreciated the contribution of doctors, nurses, para medical staff, ambulance drivers, ASHA workers, sanitation workers, police and other frontline workers who endangered their lives to save other.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the countrymen to pass the challenge of discipline and patience during the Janata Curfew  and to keep the morale of the country he give exercise like  taali-thali and lighting of diya. Shri Modi also talked about evacuation of Indians stuck abroad.

After the speech Prime Minister tweeted “India begins the world’s #LargestVaccineDrive. This is a day of pride, a celebration of the prowess of our scientists and hard work of our medical fraternity, nursing staff, police personnel and sanitation workers. May everyone be healthy and free from illness.”

He praise the corona warriors by quoting the great Telugu poet, Gurajada Venkata Apparao, Shri Modi said we should always work selflessly for others. A nation is not just soil, water and stones, but a nation stands for ‘We the People.’ Corona has been fought with this spirit in India, said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister has also said that India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is based on very humane and important principles. Those who need the vaccine the most will get it first. Those who are at the maximum risk of getting infected will be vaccinated first. He said, that doctors, nurses, hospital sanitation workers and Para-medical staff will have the first right to get vaccinated. This priority is available to the medical hospitals in both public and private sectors.

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