PM Modi thanks doctors for exemplary efforts in fight against Covid-19, discusses vaccine plans
mid the second wave of pandemic, the Prime Minister has held a number of meeting with chief ministers of the state, medical staff and other concerned dignitaries to discuss the prevailing situation across the country.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held virtual interaction with a group of doctors from across the country to take stock of covid-19 situation, Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said in a statement.
In the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed gratitude to country's fraternity and the paramedical staff for their exemplary efforts in India's fight against the deadly virus.
"The Prime Minister thanked the entire medical fraternity & the paramedical staff for the exemplary fight displayed by them against the extraordinary circumstances of the second wave of Covid, adding that the entire country is indebted to them," the PMO statement read.
PM Modi also pointed that the country is fighting the disease at a swift pace, including extra efforts made by MBBS students, Asha and Anganwadi workers.
"He noted that be it testing, supply of medicines or set-up of new infrastructure in record time, all these are being done at a fast pace. Several challenges of oxygen production and supply are being overcome. The steps taken by the country to augment human resources, like including MBBS students in Covid treatment, and ASHAs and Anganwadi workers in rural areas, provided extra support to the health system," the statement added.
"Prime Minister underlined that the strategy of starting vaccination programmes with front line warriors has paid rich dividends in the second wave," it further said.
Amid the second wave of pandemic, the Prime Minister has held a number of meeting with chief ministers of the state, medical staff and other concerned dignitaries to discuss the prevailing situation across the country.
Meanwhile, witnessing a declining trend, India's Covid-19 cases dropped below 3 lakh for the first time in six weeks. However, the daily death continued to pose as threat with over 4,000 people succumbing to the virus on Sunday.