New Delhi: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today, interacted with the beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana and store owners of Jan Aushadhi Kendras, through video conference. He also reassured citizens about the preparedness to deal with the threat of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Prime Minister said that the Central Government and the State Governments are taking all the required steps to tackle the threat of coronavirus (COVID-19). He said that India has skilled doctors and medical resources as well as awareness among the citizens. He stated that vigilant citizens have a very important role in preventing the spread of the coronavirus.
PM Modi further said that the importance of frequent washing of hands cannot be overemphasised. One should cover one’s mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing to prevent infecting others, he added.
“All the confirmed cases of coronavirus infection are being kept under necessary supervision. But if a person suspects that he has come in contact with an infected partner, then he need not panic but go to a nearby hospital for a check-up. The rest of the people in the family are also more prone to infection, in which case they should also undergo necessary tests,” Modi added.
Modi requested citizens to avoid any kind of rumour-mongering about the pandemic, coronavirus, and advised to seek and follow only the doctor’s advice.
“The whole world is making a habit of Namaste. If for some reason we have given up this habit, then it is also the right time to reintroduce this habit of joining hands in Namaste,’’ Modi concluded.
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