On the occasion of National Doctors’ Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the medical fraternity and hailed the contribution of doctors in saving lives from the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis. He asserted that the Centre has augmented healthcare infrastructure in the country in fight against the pandemic.
PM Modi paid tribute to the doctors and healthcare workers and credited them for saving lives of lakhs of people.
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Addressing the doctors community. Watch. https://t.co/lR8toIC88w
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 1, 2021
“In our country, the population pressure makes this challenge even more difficult. But despite this, India’s per lakh population rate of infection and death rate has still been manageable compared with more developed countries,” Modi said.
The prime minister highlighted the limitations of medical infrastructure in the country for over several decades and how his governement doubled the health care budget.
“Our government has given paramount priority to healthcare. Last year, during the 1st wave, we had allotted Rs 15,000 crore to improve our health infrastructure. This year, allocation of budget for healthcare is over Rs 2 lakh crore,” Modi said.
Further he pointed out that till 2014, where there were only six AIIMS now in the last seven years infrastructure for 15 new AIIMS has been set up.
The prime minister hailed the medical fraternity and said India’s doctors are using their knowledge and experience to fight the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
He announced that the Centre has come up with a Credit Guarantee Scheme of Rs 50,000 crore to strengthen the health infrastructure in such areas where there is a lack of health facilities.
“Our government is committed to safeguarding our doctors. Last year, we brought in several provisions against crimes against doctors,” he said.
We are also providing free insurance cover to our COVID warriors, Modi said.
Doctors’ Day is observed on on July 1 in the honour of noted doctor and former West Bengal chief minister Bidhan Chandra Roy, whose birth and death anniversaries fall on this day.
Jammu Highway on high alert
After the drone incident in Kalachak area of Jammu and Kashmir where 5 kg ID was caught by the Armed Forces, the J&K Administration has put the Highway on high alert.
To keep the environment safe, Jammu and Kashmir Police is checking the vehicles on a naka at Tapial area of Samba which is an entry point of the UT.
Pakistan, for terror attacks has currently started using drones to keep a check at the borders and according to reports, it has started sending weapons and other drug materials through tunnels.
The hostility between the two countries has been since years and rather than creating a peaceful atmosphere, Pakistan keeps changing strategies to create warring situations.
We aren’t terrorists’: 10th class students demand mass promotion
JK Board 10th class students once again staged a protest against JKBOSE outside Director of School Education’s office in Jammu today. After meeting him, they showed a disapproval and demanded mass promotion.
“Director Sir told us to give our exams and wait for results. We are against it! We either demand online exams or mass promotion. When Kashmir students can get promoted without exams, why not us?” said a student
“I’m here to support these students. Their demand is genuine. They had online classes. Third wave is on it’s way and we can’t risk students’ lives. JK Board Authorities must listen to their appeal.” added their supporter
The students claimed the J&K Police to have abused and physically attacked them. They disagreed with the behaviour and said it was against the law and order.
“It’s J&K Police not the goons that attacked us today. I’m still 16 and it’s against the law to hit me. We aren’t terrorists, just small kids demanding something for ourselves. At least don’t hit us.” they said
Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media
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Last night four batteries from two trucks bearing numbers JK02AH2712 and JK02AF1898 and 250 litres of diesel were stolen from four trucks parked at yard 6, Narwal. In addition, from a truck bearing number JK02AT2717, 100 litres of diesel was stolen. According to a truck operator, the theft happened on the night of 20 July. The police came here for once but didn’t take any action.
“From my two trucks, the thieves have stolen one battery and around 250 litres of diesel. I have registered a case in Narwal Police Station yesterday night, but no police officer has yet visited. We have also informed the police officers in the PCR van for round-up they also didn’t take any action. So the police didn’t investigate our cases seriously”, a truck operator said.
The operators demanded that an investigation should take place and the thieves should be arrested immediately.
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