Prime Minister Narendra Modi today applauded the country’s commendable momentum on the vaccination front and urged everyone to shed hesitancy and take COVID vaccines when their turn comes.
Addressing the 78th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, PM Modi said that India achieved an unprecedented feat by vaccinating more than 86 lakh people in a day.” Just a few days ago, our country accomplished an unprecedented feat. On June 21, when the new phase of vaccine drive began, more than 86 lakh people made a record of receiving free vaccines doses in a day,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today encouraged people to overcome vaccine hesitancy. He talked to two villagers of Dulariya village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh who informed about vaccine hesitancy being spread in their village. The Prime Minister counselled them to take the COVID vaccine amidst their doubts.
” I have taken both doses. My mother is almost a hundred years old, she has taken both vaccines too. Please do not believe any rumours relating to vaccines. Let us never believe in rumours relating to the vaccine,” PM Modi said as he addressed the nation.
PM Modi urges countrymen to take COVID vaccines
He said that those who are spreading rumours on vaccines, let them be. “We all will do our work and ensure people around us get vaccinated,” he said.
“I want to tell villagers to get rid of vaccine hesitancy. There are many villages in India that are 100 per cent vaccinated,” PM Modi stated.
The Prime Minister said the threat of COVID-19 remains and people have to focus on vaccination as well as following coronavirus protocols.
“I urge you all to trust science. Trust our scientists. So many people have taken the vaccine. Let us never believe in negative rumours relating to the vaccine,” he added.
PM Modi’s appeal comes amid concerns over new variants like the Delta strain. According to the government, only 5.6 per cent of India’s adult population has received two doses.