New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday got emotional while interacting with doctors, paramedical staff and other frontline health workers of Varanasi, as he thanked them all to help India fight against Covid. “As a servant of Kashi, I thank everyone in Varanasi, especially the doctors, nurses, technicians, ward boys and ambulance drivers who have done a commendable work,” PM said.
He reviewed working of Covid and non-Covid hospitals during his interaction. Here are the highlights from PM Modi’s interaction with the health workers in his parliamentary constituency, Varanasi-
-PM Modi discussed the ongoing efforts for tackling the second wave of coronavirus in Varanasi and also the preparations for the future.
-“Varanasi has set a great example by the way it has equipped Pandit Rajan Mishra Covid hospital and increased the number of oxygen beds and ICU beds in the city, in such a short span of time,” PM said.
-PM said the speed with which the city has increased availability of oxygen and ICU beds, the manner in which Pandit Rajan Mishra Covid-19 hospital has been activated, is commendable.
-“We have controlled the pandemic to a great extent, thanks to our common efforts. But there is no time to relax as we have to fight a long battle. We have to shift our focus towards villages in Purvanchal and Varanasi,” PM said.
-He also appreciated the role of ASHA and ANM workers to curb the Covid-19 cases in the villages.
-PM also urged people to get vaccinated and make it a collective responsibility. “We must get ourselves vaccinated when our turn comes and must make vaccination a collective responsibility. Our collective efforts will definitely give results and with the blessings of Baba Vishwanath Kashi will successful win the fight against.”
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry has written to all the states and Union Territories listing the best practices used by them as they deal with the Covid-19 pandemic including the Kashi Covid Response Centre (KCRC) to provide a one-stop solution for all Coronavirus related queries of common citizens in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.