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This time COVID-19 spreading rapidly in Tier 2, Tier 3 cities as well: PM
 
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said this time COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as well.

Interacting with doctors across the country via video conferencing on the COVID-19 issue and vaccination progress, the Prime Minister noted that this time the pandemic is spreading rapidly in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities as well.

Mr Modi called for accelerating efforts to upgrade resources in such places.

He urged doctors to connect with their colleagues working in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities and give them online consultations to ensure that all protocols are followed correctly.

The doctors shared their experiences in dealing with the Covid pandemic. They congratulated Mr Modi on his leadership in dealing with the pandemic. They also spoke about how they augmenting healthcare infrastructure. They reiterated the importance of people wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. They also stressed about maintaining health infrastructure for non-Covid patients.

They also spoke about how they are sensitising patients against improper use of medicines.

The meeting was also attended by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, MoS (Health) Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister Chemical and Fertilizer DV Sadananda Gowda, MoS (C&F) Mansukh Mandaviya, Principal Secretary to PM, Dr V K Paul Member (H) NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Union Pharmaceutical Secretary, Dr Balram Bharagava, DG ICMR, amongst other officers from Ministries / Departments of Central Government.

Mr Modi appreciated the doctors, medical and para-medical staff for their invaluable service towards the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

'Last year, during the same time, it was due to our doctors' hard work and the nation's strategy that we were able to control the coronavirus wave. Now that the country is

facing the second wave of coronavirus, all the doctors, our frontline workers are confronting the pandemic with full force, and are saving the lives of millions of people,' the Prime Minister said.

Mr Modi said recently the central government has taken many important decisions related to the supply of essential medicines, injections and sufficient availability of oxygen. State Governments have been given necessary guidelines about these.

The Prime Minister said vaccination is the biggest weapon in the fight against coronavirus. He urged the doctors to encourage more and more patients to get vaccinated.

Mr Modi urged the doctors to educate people against several rumours on Covid treatment and prevention.

In these difficult times, the Prime Minister said, it is very important that people do not become a victim of panic.

For this, Mr Modi said, along with proper treatment, emphasis must also be on counselling of patients admitted in hospitals.

He also encouraged doctors to use tele-medicine for treatment of other diseases, in case there is no emergency.


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