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New Delhi : Prime Minister  Narendra Modi interacted with Beneficiaries and Vaccinators of Covid vaccination drive in Varanasi on January 22, 2021, through video conference.

The Prime Minister greeted the people of Varanasi , all the doctors associated in this programme, Medical Staff, Para-Medical Staff, sanitation workers at hospitals and everyone associated with Corona Vaccine. He lamented his inability to be with the people on the occasion due to COVID.

The PM said that the world’s largest vaccination programme is going on in our country today. He informed that in its first two phases, 30 crore countrymen are being vaccinated. He said today the country is having the willpower to make its own vaccine. Today the efforts have been made for vaccines to reach every corner of the country at a rapid pace. Today India is completely self-reliant on this biggest need of the world and it is also helping many countries, PM Modi said, according to a PIB release.

The Prime Minister noted the change in medical infrastructure in Varanasi and surrounding areas  in the last six years, which has helped the entire Purvanchal in the Corona times. He also noted that now Varanasi is showing the same speed for vaccination. More than 20,000  health professionals will be vaccinated in Varanasi . For this, 15 vaccination centers have been set up. The Prime Minister also complimented Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and his colleagues for the arrangements.

He said that the purpose of today’s interaction is to enquire about the arrangements and issues, if any, about the vaccination drive. He talked to the people involved in the vaccination drive. The PM expressed hope that feedback from Varanasi will help in understanding the situation elsewhere also.

The Prime Minister interacted with matron, ANM workers, Doctors and lab technicians. The Prime Minister conveyed the country’s gratitude to them. He also appreciated scientists for their monk-like dedication. He also mentioned that the country was better prepared to face the pandemic due to steps taken in Swachata Abhiyan that had created a culture of cleanliness. The Prime Minister complemented Corona warriors for their authentic communication about the pandemic and vaccination.