Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took to Twitter and extended his gratitude and wishes on the occasion of the International Nurses Day. The Prime Minister said that the nurses are doing fantastic work to defeat COVID-19.
He also said that the nursing fraternity is hardworking and personifies abundant compassion.
International Nurse Day is a special day to show respect to the phenomenal nurses who have been working really hard to keep India protected from COVID-19. All Indians are extremely grateful to the nurses and their families.
The PM in his tweet outlined the commitment that the nurses have for the welfare of the community. He also ensured that their welfare will also be taken care of and more opportunities will be provided in the field.
He tweeted “Inspired by Florence Nightingale, our hardworking nursing staff personifies abundant compassion. Today, we also reiterate our commitment to keep working for the welfare of nurses and devote greater attention to opportunities in this field so that there is no shortage of caregivers”
Various other politicians and leaders praised the nursing community for their selfless spirit.
On the occasion of International Nurses Day, the Prime Minister is going to address the nation at 8 PM tonight on Doordarshan Channel. He conducted a meeting with all chief ministers yesterday on lifting the lockdown to allow economic activities in the state. He also stated in yesterday’s interaction with chief ministers that it should be a gradual process.
He also added “We have a twofold challenge–to reduce the transmission rate of the disease, and to increase public activity gradually,” Modi said in a video call. “Slowly but surely, economic activities have begun to pick up in several parts of the country. In the coming days, this process will gather steam. We must realize that the fight against Covid-19 has to be more focused now”, he added.
As per the data released by the health minister, India has more than 70,000 cases with over 2,200 deaths from Coronavirus till today noon. This rise in the numbers is also the result of testing that has grown from 2,000 per day in the month of March, to 80-90,000 per day currently.
The lockdown has destroyed many livelihoods that are dependent on daily wages. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, on Monday, said that the economic situation of India is very bad and the government might announce a financial package in a couple of days.