Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it is extremely important to ensure each and every citizen of the country is vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
- PM Modi reiterated the need for ‘har ghar teeka, ghar ghar teeka’ to combat the outbreak
- He said that now is the time to step up and make a micro-strategy to fight the virus
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged citizens to fight rumours and misconceptions around the coronavirus pandemic and said that “one must never underestimate disease and enemies”.
“They say one must never underestimate disease and enemies. They have to be fought against till the very end. So, I would want that we should not be lax even one bit. You have a major challenge of ‘rumour’ and ‘misconceptions’ among people. As we go ahead, perhaps we will see these challenges in concentrated areas. A big solution is to make as many people aware as possible,” PM Modi said during a review meeting with districts where Covid-19 vaccinations need to pick up pace.
Acknowledging the efforts of ASHA workers, the Prime Minister said that it is extremely important to ensure each and every citizen of the country is vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
“Progress has been made so far due to your hardwork. Every member of the administration, ASHA workers worked a lot, walked for miles and took vaccination to remote locations. But, if we become lax after the 1-billion mark, a new crisis could emerge. You will have to remember that the states that have achieved the goal of administering 100% first dose of vaccine also faced different challenges in many areas. There were challenges of geographical situation, resources but these districts overcame those challenges to go ahead,” Prime Minister Modi said.
He said that now is the time to step up and make a micro-strategy to combat the virus.
“We all have vaccine-related experience of several months. We have learnt a lot of things. Even our ASHA workers have learnt how to fight an unknown enemy. You now have to go ahead by making a micro-strategy,” he said.
Noting that the coronavirus pandemic is the biggest such outbreak in more than 100 years, the Prime Minister reiterated the need for ‘har ghar teeka, ghar ghar teeka’ to fight the outbreak.
“In this biggest pandemic in 100 years, the nation has faced several challenges. A significant thing in our nation’s fight against coronavirus was that we found out new solutions, used innovative methods. You too will have to work more on innovative methods to increase vaccination in your areas… Doors of all those houses will be knocked where people still don’t have protection of double-dose. So far, you arranged for people to come to vaccination centres and have safe vaccination. We’ll now have to go to every house with the spirit of ‘har ghar teeka, ghar ghar teeka’,” PM Modi said.