PM in Chandigarh

September 11, 2015
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PM Narendra Modi visits Chandigarh, inaugurates new civil air terminal at Chandigarh airport
PM Modi attends 34th Convocation Ceremony of PGIMER, Chandigarh
Prime Minister Modi inaugurates new housing scheme and addresses public meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalls Swami Vivekananda’s address to the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago
Convocation Ceremony is an occasion to emerge from the world of books to the real world: PM
Do not just treat illnesses, but form a bond with patients: PM to graduating students at PGIMER
Prime Minister Modi expresses concern over recent disruption of the Parliament
There is a need to generate greater awareness about importance of the functioning of Parliament, its role in democracy: PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated the new civil air terminal at Chandigarh airport.

Delivering the Convocation Address at the 34th Convocation Ceremony of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, the Prime Minister recalled Swami Vivekananda’s address to the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, this very day – September 11th - in 1893. He said that if the world had remembered the message of humanity delivered by Swami Vivekananda that day, perhaps the terror attack of 9/11 would not have happened.

Noting the presence of children from nearby Government schools at the function, the Prime Minister said that they were the real chief guests of the occasion, and expressed hope that this occasion would serve as an inspiration for them.

The Prime Minister reminded the graduating students that this Convocation Ceremony (Deekshant Samaaroh) should not mark the end of their education (should not become Shikshaant Samaaroh). He said it is an occasion when they emerge from the world of books to the real world.

The Prime Minister emphasized that those who were successfully becoming doctors today, had achieved this success not only because of their own efforts, but because of the contribution made by many others in society for their benefit, as they went through the process of receiving medical education. He urged them to keep the poor of the nation in mind, at every step of their career. 

The Prime Minister spoke of the global trend towards holistic healthcare. He urged the graduating students to not just treat illnesses, but to form a bond with their patients. He also presented gold medals to meritorious students.

The Prime Minister inaugurated a new housing scheme and addressed a public meeting at Sector-25, Chandigarh. He was felicitated by ex-servicemen on stage. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said virtually every family in this region is like a “Suraksha Kavach” for the nation, as people from the region join the Armed Forces in large numbers. He said the Union Government has implemented OROP – One Rank, One Pension – for the Armed Forces, as promised, and the credit for this should go only to the poor, and the common people of India. 

The Prime Minister expressed concern over the recent disruption of Parliament, and said there is need to generate greater awareness about the importance of the functioning of Parliament, and its role in democracy. He said there should be debate in Parliament on all issues, but there should not be any disruption. He said that the deadlock in the Lok Sabha has forced him to raise these issues in the “Jan Sabha” (directly with the people).

The Prime Minister launched IT Platforms for citizens’ facilitation in Chandigarh Housing Board. He said such adoption of technology in governance will help empower people. The Prime Minister said that he has a vision for the people of India in 2022 – the 75th anniversary of Independence, that each person should have a House to live in. He said the Union Government is working towards making this a reality.

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PM chairs a comprehensive high level meeting to review the situation relating to Covid-19 & vaccination
November 27, 2021
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PM briefed about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics, impact in various countries & implications for India
Need to be proactive in light of the new variant: PM
Intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases: PM
People need to more cautious and take proper precautions like masking & social distancing: PM
PM asks officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence
Need to increase the second dose coverage: PM
States should to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely: PM

Today morning PM Narendra Modi chaired a comprehensive meeting which lasted for almost 2 hours to review the public health preparedness & vaccination related situation for Covid-19.

PM was briefed about the global trends on Covid-19 infections and cases. Officials highlighted that countries across the world have experienced multiple COVID-19 surges since the onset of the pandemic. PM also reviewed the national situation relating to Covid-19 cases and test positivity rates.

PM was apprised of the progress in vaccination and the efforts being made under the ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign. PM directed that there is a need to increase the second dose coverage and that states need to be sensitised on the need to ensure that all those who have got the first dose are given the second dose timely. PM was also given details about the sero-positivity in the country from time to time and its implications in public health response.

Officials briefed PM about the new Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ along with its characteristics and the impact seen in various countries. Its implications for India were also discussed. PM spoke about the need to be proactive in light of the new variant. PM said that in light of the new threat, people need to more cautious and the need to take proper precautions like masking & social distancing. PM highlighted the need for monitoring all international arrivals, their testing as per guidelines, with a specific focus on countries identified ‘at risk’. PM also asked officials to review plans for easing of international travel restrictions in light of the emerging new evidence.

PM was given an overview of the sequencing efforts in the country and the variants circulating in the country. PM directed that genome sequencing samples be collected from international travellers and community as per norms, tested through the network of labs already established under INSACOG and early warning signal identified for Covid-19 management. PM spoke about the need to increase the sequencing efforts and make it more broad-based.

He also directed officials to work closely with state governments to ensure that there is proper awareness at the state and district level. He directed that intensive containment and active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases and required technical support be provided to states which are reporting higher cases presently. PM also asked that awareness needs to be created about ventilation and air-borne behaviour of the virus.

Officials briefed PM that they are following a facilitative approach to newer pharmaceutical products. PM instructed officials to coordinate with states to ensure that there is adequate buffer stocks of various medicines. He asked officials to work with the states to review the functioning of medical infrastructure including pediatric facilities.

PM asked officials to co-ordinate with states to endure proper functioning of PSA oxygen plants & ventilators.

The meeting was attended by Shri. Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary, Dr. V.K.Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, Shri. A.K.Bhalla, Home Secretary, Shri. Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary (MoHFW), Secretary (Pharmaceuticals); Dr. Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary (Biotechnology); Dr. Balram Bhargava, DG ICMR; Shri. Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary (AYUSH); Shri Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary (Urban Development); Sh. R.S. Sharma CEO NHA; Prof. K. Vijay Raghavan (Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India) along with other senior officials.