Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on India’s fight against Covid-19.
He said India has shown that it is not behind major countries in the world. The announcement of PM Narendra Modi’s speech to India was made by the Prime Minister’s Office on Twitter. PM Modi’s address to the nation on Monday comes at a time when India has been reporting a significant dip in Covid-19 cases and deaths, encouraging several states to reopen cautiously.
Modi had urged bringing medical services closer to COVID-19 patients, coming up with a new mantra – Jahan bimaar, wahin upchaar – at a video conference with doctors where he choked up while speaking of lives lost to the virus.
the Prime Minister announced that the Centre will be responsible for the procurement of Covid vaccines starting from June 21. The Covid vaccine will be available free of cost for all those above 18 years of age, while, those who want to pay, can also get it at private centres.