PM Narendra Modi strongly condemns the terror attack in Pathankot
Enemies of humanity who cannot see the nation succeed, attempted to cause harm to the Indian Armed Forces: PM
PM Modi appreciates the Armed Forces for successfully defeating the the terrorists
PM Modi pays homage to the jawans martyred in the Pathankot terror attack
The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the terror attack in Pathankot and has said that enemies of humanity who cannot see the nation succeed, had attempted to cause harm to the Indian Armed Forces. He saluted the Armed Forces for successfully defeating the designs of the terrorists, and paid homage to the jawans who were martyred during the operation. The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a public meeting for the inauguration of the Centenary Celebrations of His Holiness Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra Mahaswamiji of Sri Suttur Math at Maharaja College ground in Mysuru. Following is the excerpt from the PM's speech:
"आज जब में इस पवित्र कार्यक्रम में आया हूं, मैं देश के जवानों का गर्व करना चाहता हूं, देश के सुरक्षा बलों का गर्व करना चाहता हूं, उनका अभिनंदन करना चाहता हूं। जब युद्ध होते हैं तो दुश्मन देश, अपने सामने वाले देश की सैन्य शक्ति पर घात करने के प्रयास करता है। आज मानवता के दुश्मनों ने जो भारतीय प्रगति को देखने की उनको परेशानी हो रही है, ऐसे तत्वों ने ऐसी ताकतों ने पठानकोट में हिंदुस्तान की सैन्य शक्ति का अंग Airbase देने का प्रयास किया है। मैं देश के सुरक्षा बलों को बधाई देता हूं कि दुश्मनों के उन इरादों को उन्होंने खाक में मिला दिया। उनको सफल नहीं होने दिया और जिन जवानों ने शहादत दी है, उनकी शहादत को मैं नमन करता हूं और देशवासियों को मैं विश्वास दिलाता हूं कि हमारे सुरक्षा बलों में वो सामर्थ्य है कि दुश्मनों की कोई भी नापाक इरादों को उठते ही वो खत्म करने की ताकत रखते हैं और देश को सुरक्षा प्रदान करते हैं। उन जांबाज जवानों को बधाई देता हूं, उन सुरक्षा बलों को अभिनंदन करता हूं और ऐसे समय राष्ट्र का आत्मविश्वास, राष्ट्र का धैर्य और राष्ट्रीय एकता एक स्वर में राष्ट्र जब बोलता है तो दुश्मन के घर नष्ट हो जाते हैं। उस संकल्प लेकर के आगे बढ़ें। "
There is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment: PM
All necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for Covid patients: PM
Local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns: PM
PM reviewed the status of supply of Remdesivir and other medicines
Installation of approved medical oxygen plants should be accelerated: PM
Utilize the entire national capacity to ramp up vaccine production: PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting to review the status of preparedness to handle the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Various aspects relating to medicines, oxygen, ventilators and vaccination were discussed.
The Prime Minister said that together India had defeated Covid last year & India can do it again, with the same principles but faster speed and coordination.
The PM stressed that there is no substitute to testing, tracking and treatment. Early testing and proper tracking remains key to reduce mortality. He also said that local administrations need to be proactive and sensitive to people’s concerns.
The Prime Minister directed that close coordination with States must be ensured in handling the pandemic. He said that all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up the availability of hospital beds for Covid patients. The Prime Minister also directed that additional supply of beds through temporary hospitals and isolation centres should be ensured.
PM spoke about the need to utilize the full potential of India’s pharmaceutical industry to meet the rising demand of various medicines. He reviewed the status of supply of Remdesivir and other medicines. The Prime Minister was briefed on actions taken to address the issue of availability of Remdesivir. Through the efforts of the Government, capacity and production augmentation for manufacturing of Remdesivir has been ramped up to provide around 74.10 lakh vials/month in May while the normal production output in January-February being just 27-29 lakh vials/month. Supplies have also increased from 67,900 vials on 11th April going up to over 2,06,000 vials on 15th April 2021 which are being particularly focused on states with high caseload and high demand. He took note of the ramped up production capacity, and directed that issues relating to real-time supply chain management to States must be resolved urgently in coordination with the States. The Prime Minister directed that use of Remdesivir and other medicines must be in accordance with approved medical guidelines, and that their misuse and black marketing must be strictly curbed.
On the issue of supply of medical oxygen, the Prime Minister directed that the installation of approved medical oxygen plants should be sped up. 162 PSA Oxygen plants are being installed in 32 States/UTs from PM CARES. The officers informed that 1 lakh cylinders are being procured & they will be supplied to states soon. The officers briefed the PM that they are in constant supply with 12 high burden states in assessing the current and future requirement of medical oxygen. A supply mapping plan for 12 high burden states till 30th April has also been undertaken. The Prime Minister also said that supply of oxygen required for production of medicines and equipment necessary to handle the pandemic should also be ensured.
The Prime Minister also reviewed the status of availability & supply of ventilators. The Prime Minister noted that a real time monitoring system has been created, and directed that concerned State governments should be sensitized to use the system proactively.
On the issue of vaccination, the Prime Minister directed all officials to make efforts to utilize the entire national capacity, in public as well as private sector, to ramp up vaccine production.
He was joined by Cabinet Secretary, Principal Secretary to PM, Union Home Secretary, Union Health Secretary, Pharma Secretary. Dr V K Paul, Niti Aayog was also present.