The experience of the ongoing second wave was vastly different from the first one, Modi said. The country did not have adequate testing labs, PPE manufacturing abilities or adequate information to treat Covid patients earlier, he elaborated.
He also assured that efforts were being made at all levels to ramp up the production of oxygen in the country since the demand had gone up. “We are sensitive to the issue and working to resolve it. All in need should get oxygen.”
He said the country was expanding its testing and pharmaceutical capacity. The Prime Minister also appealed to his “bal mitra” (children) to take initiative like they did during the Swachch Bharat campaign and ensure that no one in their household steps out without any reason.
He also asked the youth to form committees in their society buildings and apartments to ensure Covid discipline is followed.
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