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Modi says India shaken by coronavirus 'storm', US readies help

Don't Fall For Rumours About Vaccines PM's Mann Ki Baat Highlights PM Modi's"Mann ki Baat comes at a time the country is battling the second wave of Covid
Conrad Doyle | 26 April, 2021, 07:56

When asked by PM Modi about the protective strength of the vaccine questioned by people, Dr Naveed said: "We have two vaccines available now, trials have shown that their efficacy is more than 60%".

Addressing the nation in the 76th episode of "Mann Ki Baat", Modi said, "If you need any information, if you have any apprehension, get the information only from the correct source". "I once again urge all of you to get vaccinated and to take full care", said Modi on Sunday.

Addressing a ceremony on Panchayati Raj Diwas during which Modi launched the distribution of e-property cards under the 'SWAMITVA scheme, he said the pandemic was prevented from affecting rural areas a year ago and exuded confidence that the success can be replicated as local leadership now have experience as well as knowledge. "The state governments too are trying their best to fulfill their responsibilities", he said.

The over 30-minute broadcast was entirely focussed on the pandemic, which has been rampaging across the country for weeks, with Modi asserting that defeating the disease is the biggest priority.

"I urge people not to fall prey to any rumour about vaccines".

"This second wave of virus cases may delay the recovery, but it is unlikely in Fitch's view to derail it", the ratings company said in an April 22 statement. The figure became the fourth global record reached by India in four consecutive days.

Koul appreciated the efforts of the PM and stated that it is the first time that the country's PM keeps himself updated with the ground situation and realities beyond. The toll is now 1,92,311. Social media is filled with calls for ambulances, intensive care unit beds and medicines. Several states, including Delhi, have sought help in meeting these needs.

"We observed that 90-95% patients recovered without medication, with the passage of time, fear about corona greatly diminished, even today when we are facing the second wave, we need not panic", Dr Naveed told PM. "After successfully confronting the first wave of Corona, the country was full of enthusiasm, full of self-confidence, but this storm has shaken the country", said Modi on "Mann Ki Baat", his monthly radio programme. He said that people must b aware that Govt of India has sent free vaccine to all State Govts.

Modi praised the nursing staff for their continuous work during the pandemic and said that their sense of service was a "great strength to our society".

Meanwhile, as many as 551 dedicated pressure swing Adsorption (PSA) medical oxygen generation plants will be set up inside public health facilities across the country to boost availability of the life-saving gas amid its shortage in several states battling the COVID-19 surge.

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