After the shortage of medical oxygen resulted in hundreds of deaths in the second wave of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that India is currently producing 10 times the usual liquid medical oxygen produced in a day. PM Modi was addressing the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
The prime minister, while calling the COVID-19 pandemic as a once in a century disaster, praised COVID warriors for their dedication towards the service of mankind. “We have met such a big calamity after a century, therefore, no one had any experience of this kind of work. Behind it lies the spirit of service for the country, and the power of resolve. This is why the country has been able to do work that has never been done before,” he said.
“You can guess for yourself, in normal circumstances we used to produce 900 Metric Tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in a day. Now, it has expanded to generating more than 10 times the normal output and producing around 9500 Metric Tonnes per day. Our warriors are transporting this oxygen to far-flung corners of the country,” he said after interacting with people involved in the transport of oxygen.
7 years of PM Modi government
PM Modi also marked the seven years of the NDA government at the Centre, saying the credit of the nation’s achievement in these seven years goes to the citizens.
“When we see that India does not work as per the thoughts and pressure of other nations but according to its resolve, we feel proud. We feel confident when we see that India now gives a befitting response to those conspiring against it. We believe we are on the right way when we see that India is not compromising on the matters of national security,” the prime minister said.
He added that the country has been able to peacefully resolve many disputes in the past seven years because the government and the citizens worked as “Team India”.
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