PM Modi's Address to Nation: Government of India will provide free vaccine to the states, know 10 big things about PM Modi's address - Newztezz Online


Monday, June 7, 2021

PM Modi's Address to Nation: Government of India will provide free vaccine to the states, know 10 big things about PM Modi's address


PM Modi's address: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address to the nation at 5 pm on Monday that the corona epidemic is the biggest epidemic in the last hundred years, it is a tragedy. He said that the modern world had neither seen nor experienced such an epidemic. Our country has fought together on many fronts with such a big global epidemic. Earlier, during the second wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed the nation earlier on 20 April. During that time, Prime Minister Modi appealed to the states to use the lockdown as the last option. 

In his address on Monday, PM Modi said, "The demand for medical oxygen in India had increased unimaginably in the months of April and May during the second wave. Never in the history of India has the need for medical oxygen been felt in such quantity. To meet this need, work was done on a war footing. All the mechanisms of the government were engaged." 

'India used to take decades to get vaccines from abroad'

The Prime Minister said that compared to the demand for vaccine in the whole world today, the countries producing it and the companies making the vaccine are very less. He said, “Imagine that if we did not have a vaccine made in India now, what would have happened in a huge country like India today? If you look at the history of the last 50-60 years, you will know that it used to take decades for India to get the vaccine from abroad. Vaccine work used to be completed abroad, even then the work of vaccination could not start in our country. 

'Two Made in India Vaccines launched within 1 year'

He said, “Ignoring every apprehension, India launched not one but two Made in India vaccines within a year. Our country, scientists have shown that India is not behind big countries. Today when I am talking to you, more than 23 crore vaccine doses have been given in the country.

'Trial of three more vaccines also in advanced stage'

PM Modi said that due to the continuous efforts and hard work that the country has been doing for a long time, the supply of vaccine is going to increase even more in the coming days. Today 7 companies in the country are producing different types of vaccines. Trial of three more vaccines is also going on in the advanced stage.

The Prime Minister said, "Amidst the decreasing number of corona cases in the country, different suggestions started coming before the central government, different demands started being made. It was asked, why is the Government of India deciding everything? Why are the state governments not being given exemption? Why are the state governments not getting the relaxation of lockdown? Things like One Size Does Not Fit All were also said.

'Many state governments raised many questions'

The Prime Minister said, "This year, starting from January 16 till the end of April, India's vaccination program was mainly carried out under the supervision of the central government. The country was moving ahead on the path of providing free vaccine to all. The citizens of the country, following the discipline, were getting the vaccine when it was their turn. Meanwhile, several state governments again said that the vaccine work should be de-centralized and left to the states. Various voices rose. Like why age groups were created for vaccination?

The Prime Minister further said, "On the other hand, someone said that why should the central government decide the age limit? Some voices have also arisen that why are the elderly being vaccinated earlier? Various pressures were also created, a section of the country's media also ran it in the form of a campaign.

'Government of India will also take responsibility for the work related to vaccination with the states'

The Prime Minister said, "Today it has been decided that the Government of India will also bear the responsibility of 25 percent of the work related to vaccination with the states. This arrangement will be implemented in the coming 2 weeks. In these two weeks, the central and state governments will together make necessary preparations according to the new guidelines.

'Indian government will give vaccine'

He said that from Monday, June 21, in every state of the country, for all citizens above the age of 18 years, the Government of India will provide free vaccine to the states. The Government of India itself will buy 75 percent of the total vaccine production from vaccine manufacturers and give it to the state governments free of cost.

Private sector will get 25 percent vaccine

The Prime Minister said, “No state government of the country will have to spend anything on the vaccine. Till now crores of people of the country have got free vaccine. Now people of 18 years of age will also join it. Only the Government of India will provide free vaccine to all the countrymen. He said that 25 percent of the vaccine being made in the country, private sector hospitals can take it directly, this system will continue.

'Prices fixed for private hospitals'

Private hospitals will be able to charge a maximum service charge of Rs 150 for a single dose after the fixed price of the vaccine. The work of monitoring it will be with the state governments only.

'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will now be carried forward till Deepawali'

The Prime Minister announced, “Today the government has decided that the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana will now be extended till Diwali. In this time of pandemic, the government is standing by the poor with every need, as their partner. That is, by November, more than 80 crore countrymen will get free food grains in fixed quantity every month.

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