This year too, the challenge before us is to prevent this infection from reaching the villages.PM Modi said that "Whatever guidelines are issued from time to time, they should be fully followed in the village, we have to ensure this".
After successfully tackling the first wave of COVID19, the country's morale was high but this storm has shaken the country.
During the 76th episode of the 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, PM Modi spoke to doctors, nurses and frontline workers, who shared their experience and views on the disease, and expressed confidence that people will soon come out of this crisis.
He urged people to not fall prey to any rumour about vaccine.
Mann Ki Baat is a medium for the Prime Minister Modi's to connect with the people of the nation. "Now from 1st May onwards, the vaccine is going to be made available for every person above 18 years in the country", he said.
At this time, to win this battle, we have to accord priority to expert and scientific advice.
"Today when we are facing the second wave, we need not to panic. This is commendable", Modi said. "The scarcity of medical oxygen has become the reason for the death of many patients in every part of the country against the fact that several projects for producing oxygen were still pending with the Union government for clearance and such an important need was not heeded by the Modi government", Dr Dahiya alleged.
It was broadcasted on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan and also on the AIR News website www.newsonair.com and newsonair Mobile App.
The United States said it was deeply concerned by the massive surge in coronavirus cases in India and was racing to send aid to India. "Even now if we follow all protective measures and follow SOPs like the use of masks and hand sanitizers and maintain social distance and avoid social gatherings, we can continue our daily routine while protecting ourselves from infection".
"Modi Ji helped the country during the Covid19 1st stage by implementing great way-outs and now this time again he will use his new ways to contain the deadly pandemic", he said. "As we have two vaccines available now, trials have shown that their efficacy is more than 60%", he added.
"Several misconceptions and myths are being circulated on social media about side effects of vaccines".
The Prime Minister also interacted with many healthcare workers including Dr Shashank Joshi, a Mumbai-based doctor on the prevailing pandemic situation. - Country's corporate sector can also participate in vaccine drive by getting their employees vaccinated.Govt of India's free vaccination program will continue in future too.