India's approach to fighting Covid will always remain science based: Modi

16-01-2022

New Delhi, Jan 16 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country's approach against the Coronavirus pandemic will always remain science based, and called upon the people to follow Covid protocols.

In a series of tweets, on one year of the vaccination drive, the PM said, "India’s approach to fighting the pandemic will always remain science based. We are also augmenting health infrastructure to ensure our fellow citizens get proper care. Let us keep following all Covid-19 related protocols and overcome the pandemic."

On the occasion, Modi expressed his gratitude to those engaged with the world's largest vaccination drive.

"I salute each and every individual who is associated with the vaccination drive.

Our vaccination programme has added great strength to the fight against Covid-19. It has led to saving lives and thus protecting livelihoods," he said.

Lauding the frontline health workers, the PM said, "The role of our doctors, nurses and healthcare workers is exceptional. When we see glimpses of people being vaccinated in remote areas, or our healthcare workers taking the vaccines there, our hearts and minds are filled with pride."

As per the latest bulletin issued by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, 156.76 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far under the ongoing nationwide vaccination drive.