Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday expressed concern over vaccine hesitancy in some communities and urged individuals to unfold consciousness about the advantages of inoculation to win the battle towards coronavirus.
Mr Shah, who’s on a three-day go to to Gujarat since July 10, additionally urged youths and volunteers of social organisations to unfold consciousness among the many lots a few free meals grain distribution scheme of the Central authorities meant for the poor hit by the pandemic.
He made the identical enchantment whereas addressing two separate occasions within the Gandhinagar district earlier within the day.
“Coronavirus is a huge challenge before mankind and India fought this battle well. If you compare the deaths to population ratio of other countries, you will realise that India came out of this situation as a winner and that too with very few casualties” mentioned Mr Shah.
He was addressing a gathering on the Swaminarayan Temple in Adalaj village in Gandhinagar after inaugurating a neighborhood centre in its premises.
“But, no one should be under the impression that our fight is over. Because the only way to win this battle is 100 per cent vaccination of the masses. However, some communities are still hesitant in taking vaccines. People are not coming forward out of fear that the vaccine will adversely affect them,” the Gandhinagar MP mentioned.
“We need to remove this vaccine hesitancy and spread awareness about the benefits of taking vaccine doses against COVID-19. I urge volunteers of social organisations to adopt villages for this purpose and launch such awareness drives. You can give your example to allay their fear and win their confidence,” Mr Shah added.
Prior to this occasion, Mr Shah attended a programme at Raj Bhavan the place Governor Acharya Devvrat felicitated donors who had contributed in offering ration kits to COVID warriors, reminiscent of sanitation employees.
Speaking at this occasion, Mr Shah referred to the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY) and mentioned the advantages of this scheme should attain the eligible individuals, reminiscent of each day wagers.
The PM-GKAY was launched in March final yr to offer free ration to the poor and needy individuals affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Under this scheme, 5 kg foodgrains is offered free per individual belonging to poor households per thirty days until November.
“The government will be spending Rs 1,00,000 crore on this scheme. Thus, the food grain must reach the eligible masses. Volunteers can meet such poor people and make them aware of this scheme. You can also complain to authorities if eligible people are facing any issues,” mentioned Mr Shah.
In the morning, Mr Shah launched a lake beautification challenge at Nardipur village in Gandhinagar district. From the identical venue, he participated in a digital stone laying ceremony and inaugurated varied growth tasks value Rs 25 crore in his constituency.
Later, the union minister inaugurated a medical oxygen plant, donated by Sun Foundation, at Gandhinagar civil hospital.
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