PM Modi praises frontline workers for fighting Covid-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the countrymen on Sunday in his monthly radio program 'Mann Ki Baat', said that the nation is fighting the COVID-19 epidemic with all its might.

PM Modi praises frontline workers for fighting Covid-19 pandemic
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the countrymen on Sunday in his monthly radio program 'Mann Ki Baat', said that the nation is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic with all its might. 


He said that the production of liquid medical oxygen, a major component in the treatment of Covid -19 patients, has increased tenfold in India.


"It was a major challenge to supply medical oxygen to remote areas during the second wave of COVID-19. The drivers of cryogenic oxygen tankers helped by working on a war footing to meet the challenges facing the country and saved the lives of millions," the Prime Minister said.  


"In normal times, the daily production of liquid medical oxygen was 900 metric tons, now it has increased 10 times to about 9,500 metric tons," he added.


"In the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there was only one testing lab in the country but today more than 2,500 labs are working. Initially, a few hundred tests could be done in a day, now more than 20 lakh tests are being done in a day. So far, more than 33 crore samples have been investigated in the country."


Referring to the recent Cyclone Tawkate and Cyclone Yaas, PM Modi said that more lives have been saved than in the past. He pointing out that the Center and the states are working together to ensure minimum loss of life and property.


"In this time of disaster, the people of the cyclone affected states showed courage and struggled with patience and discipline. I humbly wish to acknowledge the efforts of those who participated actively in relief and rescue operations. I salute them all," PM Modi said. 


"I express my deepest condolences to those who have lost their loved ones. We all stand firmly with those who have suffered loss," he added. 

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