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PM Modi Apologizes to People for Difficulties Due to Blockade, Says There Was No Other Option to Combat Coronavirus | India News


NEW DELHI: Stressing that the fight against the Coronavirus is one between life and death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologized on Sunday for the inconvenience and difficulties caused to people due to the confinement and said there was no other option to fight a war against COVID-19 in a country of more than 130 crore people.

However, assuring people during his monthly radio speech, ‘Mann Ki Baat’, that India would win this war on the coronavirus, Modi sought the greatest possible cooperation from them, asking them to strictly adhere to the blocking guidelines, as it would be the only way to save them and their families.

“Stay home with your family, be careful and safe, we need to win this battle. And we will win, ”said the Prime Minister on the radio program where he spent the full 36 minutes of his speech and interactions on the subject of the global pandemic.

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In the context of the current blockade, he regretted that there were some people who overstepped the law and deliberately broke the rules, as they were not “trying to understand the seriousness of the matter.”

“I will tell you that if you do not comply with the blocking rule, it will be difficult to save us from the scourge of the Coronavirus. All over the world, many people took care of this deception … everyone regrets now, “said the Prime Minister, referring to countries that lost many lives. He did not, however, take the name of such countries during” Mann Ki Baat ” .

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“Health is the only way to happiness in the world,” Modi said as he sought to bring home a point that explained why it was of greatest need for everyone across the country to stay indoors during the closing period that It will last until April 14. , according to the current order.

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During ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister also interacted with two COVID-19 survivors (one from each of Hyderabad and Agra) who have now fully recovered from the virus after testing positive and two doctors (one from Delhi and Pune ) have been working tirelessly along with several other doctors, nurses, and paramedical personnel across the country to defeat the pandemic.

PM Modi interacts with more than 200 people daily to get first-hand updates on coronavirus

PM Modi interacts daily with more than 200 people to get first-hand feedback on India’s fight against the coronavirus, PMO said Sunday. Modi also communicates by phone with doctors, nurses, health workers, and sanitation personnel in various parts of the country “to encourage and thank them for their service to the nation and to society.”

Prime Minister Modi said: “We are able to fight a battle on such a massive scale, only because of the zeal and the arena of frontline warriors like you … be it Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Aasha, a ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) or sanitation worker “.

Prime Minister Modi said the country was also concerned about its health. “With this in mind, for around 20 lakh colleagues in these fields, the government has announced health insurance coverage of up to Rs 50 lakh, so that in this battle, you can lead the country with greater self-confidence” , said.

Noting the coincidence that the world celebrates 2020 as the International Year of Nurse and Midwife, Modi said the nurses’ “selfless spirit of service” was unmatched.

Dedicated to the spirit of service of all nurses in the world, this year has been a challenging exam for the entire nursing community … I believe that all of you will not only successfully erase the exam, but will also save many lives. “The Prime Minister said, calling the nurses” the embodiment of humanity. ”

The prime minister on the show expressed his anguish over reports that some of those suspected of having coronavirus and being asked to remain in quarantine at home were being mistreated by others.

“It hurts me a lot to hear about these cases. This is very unfortunate. We need to understand that in current circumstances, we need to ensure social distance, not human or emotional distance. These people are not criminals. They are simply suspected of being infected with the virus. These people have been isolated and quarantined to protect others from infection, “said the prime minister.

During interaction with the Prime Minister on the radio show, the survivors (IT professional Ramagampa Teja from Hyderabad and Ashok Kapoor from Agra, 73) recounted how well they were cared for by doctors and nurses once they tested positive.

During the interaction with PM Modi, doctors discussed the importance of home quarantine, self-isolation, and the efforts being made to combat the pandemic across the country.

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