New Delhi, Apr 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed people to seek information on COVID-19 only through correct sources.
Addressing the 76th edition of his monthly radio broadcast – ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister said, ‘I urge all of you…if you need any information, if you have any apprehension, get the information only from the correct source.’
‘You can consult your family doctor or doctors in the neighbourhood on the phone,’ he said.
‘I am noticing that many of our doctors are taking upon themselves this responsibility, on their own,’ the Prime Minister said.
Mr Modi said many doctors are providing information to people through social media. They are counseling on phone and WhatsApp.
‘Many hospitals have websites where information is available…there you can seek advice of doctors too. This is commendable,’ the Prime Minister said.
Mr Modi appealed people that to not get swayed by the rumours about COVID-19 vaccine.
The Prime Minister said, ‘In this period of Corona crisis, all are getting aware of the importance of vaccine … so it is my appeal that don’t get swayed by any rumour about the vaccine. ‘
He said the Centre has sent free vaccines to all the state governments.
The Prime Minister said all people above the age of 45 can benefit from this. ‘You all must be knowing that people above 45 years of age can benefit from the free vaccine that has been sent to all state governments by the government of India. Now from 1st May onwards , the vaccine is going to be made available for every person above 18 years in the country,’ Mr Modi said.
Mr Modi said the corporate sector will be able to participate in the programme of administering vaccines to their employees.
‘Now the Corporate Sector, companies too will be able to participate in the programme of administering vaccine to their employees,’ he said.
The Prime Minister said the programme of free vaccine by the Government of India that is going on now will continue further too.
‘I appeal also to the states to extend the benefit of this free vaccine campaign of Government of India to maximum number of the people of their state,’ Mr Modi said.