Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s address to the nation on the COVID-19 situation

  • My dear countrymen, Namaskar! The country is fighting a big battle again today against Corona.
  • The situation was under control till a few weeks ago, but the second wave of Corona has hit like a storm. I am aware of the pain that you have suffered and continue to suffer.
  • On behalf of all the countrymen, I extend my condolences to those who have lost their dear ones in the past.
  • As a member of the family, I am involved in your grief. The challenge is huge, but together we have to overcome it with our resolve, courage and preparation.
  • Friends, Before elaborating, I will appreciate all the doctors, medical staff, paramedical staff, Safai Karamchari (sanitation staff), our ambulance drivers, security forces and policemen.
  • You saved people by putting your life at stake even in the first wave of corona. Once again, you are working day and night to save the lives of others leaving behind your families, welfare and worries.
  • Friends, It is written in our scriptures त्याज्यम् न धैर्यम् विधुरेऽपि काले e., we should not lose patience even in the most difficult times.
  • To deal with any situation, we should take the right decision, make efforts in the right direction, only then can we win.
  • With this mantra, the country is working day and night. The decisions and the steps taken in the last few days will improve the situation rapidly.
  • During this Corona crisis, the demand for oxygen has increased considerably in many parts of the country this time.
  • Expeditious efforts are on in this regard with complete sensitivity. Everybody, including the Central Government, the State Governments and the private sector, is trying their best to provide oxygen to every needy person.
  • Measures are also being taken at several levels to increase oxygen production and supply.
  • Every effort is being made to have new oxygen plants in the states, deliver one lakh new oxygen cylinders, medical use of oxygen being used in industrial units, oxygen rail, etc.
  • Friends, As corona cases increased this time, the country’s pharma sector has further increased the production of medicines.
  • Today, the production of medicines is manifold in the country as compared to January-February. It is being boosted further.
  • Yesterday also, I had a very long discussion with the important and top experts of the pharma industry in the country.