Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries and vaccinators of the COVID vaccination drive in Varanasi on Friday through video conferencing. The participants shared their first-hand experience of vaccination with the PM. The interaction followed continuous dialogue and discussion by the Prime Minister with scientists, political leaders, officials, and other stakeholders to proactively ensure smooth conduct of the world’s largest vaccination drive.
Varanasi is Modi's Lok Sabha constituency. He had launched the nationwide inoculation drive on January 16 with over three crore healthcare and frontline workers prioritised to get the jabs initially.
Here are the highlights from his address:
- The biggest vaccination program in the world is going on in our country. Today, the nation has the willpower to manufacture its own vaccine - not one but two Made in India vaccines. Vaccines are reaching every corner of the country. India is absolutely self-reliant in this regard.
(With PTI inputs)