Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the nation at this time of coronavirus pandemic and ruled out the possibility of imposing any lockdown in the country. However, he said in his appeal to the states that the lockdown should be the last option to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The address to the nation from PM Modi comes after he interacted with top vaccine manufacturers of the country.
In the meeting, the prime minister urged the vaccine manufacturers to continuously scale up their production capacity so that all Indians could be vaccinated against Covid-19 at the earliest. Notably, PM Modi’s address to the nation on Covid-19 comes at a time when the country is seeing a sudden spike in Covid-19 cases, while deaths too are increasing.
On demands for increasog the production of medicines, PM Modi said that the pharma sector has increased the production of medicines and more medicines are being manufactured now. "Yesterday I spoke to pharma experts yesterday. We are taking the help of every pharma firm... India has a strong Pharma sector that produces medicines very fast. We are increasing beds. Building Covid hopsitals," he said.