Centre has sent free vaccines to all States, says PM in “Mann Ki Baat”

25th April 2021

25th April 2021

As India continues to fight the second wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said in his 'Mann Ki Baat' that the second wave of coronavirus has shaken the country. 

“I’m speaking to you at a time when Covid-19 is testing our patience and capacity to bear pain. Many of our loved ones have passed away. After successfully tackling the first wave, the nation’s morale was high and it was confident. But this storm (second wave) has shaken the nation,” he said.

Noting that covid 19 is testing India's patience and capacity, PM appealed to all the Indians to seek information on coronavirus through reliable sources only. He also assured that the Central government's free vaccination drive will continue in the future as well.

He also asked the people of the country not to fall prey to any rumour regarding the vaccine and understand that the Centre has sent free vaccines to all state governments.

Country's corporate sector can also participate in the vaccine drive by getting their employees vaccinated. Govt of India's free vaccination program will continue in future too. I request states to ensure the benefits of this free vaccination program reaches.

He continued saying, "The government of India is dedicated to taking forward the efforts of the state governments to tackle the current covid 19 situation."

"Govt of India's free vaccination program will continue in future too. I request states to ensure the benefits of this free vaccination program reaches as many people as possible," he asserted.

PM Modi stated that from May 1st, vaccines will be available for every person above 18 years of age. 

 The Prime Minister also expressed gratitude towards ambulance drivers. He said,”There is a huge contribution of ambulance drivers in this war against covid-19. I extend my gratitude to them.”

 

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