As India is passing through a grim period due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has lauded the efforts of healthcare workers and nurses for leading the way in reducing vaccine shortage. The PM’s response comes after Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan appreciated the healthcare workers in the state.
Hours after his press conference, Pinarayi Vijayan put out a tweet appreciating the efforts of the “super-efficient” nurses and health workers in reducing vaccine wastage.
“Kerala has received 73,38,806 doses of vaccine from GoI (Government of India). We've provided 74,26,164 doses, even making use of the extra dose available as wastage factor in each vial. Our health workers, especially nurses have been super efficient and deserve our wholehearted appreciation!,” Vijayan tweeted.
The Prime Minister responded to Vijayan’s tweet, stating that it is good to see healthcare workers and nurses setting an example by reducing vaccine wastage. Reducing vaccine wastage is important in strengthening the fight against Covid-19,” PM Modi said.
The Covid-19 situation in India is worsening as many hospitals across the country reporting an oxygen shortage. India is also witnessing a daily high in deaths. According to reports, India recorded its single-day high in Covid-19 deaths with 3,780 Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday. The death toll currently stands at 2,26,188. The country also reported 3,82,315 new Covid-19 cases.
During this crisis, the healthcare workers, nurses and frontline workers have put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to serve Covid-19 patients.