Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)


- Press Trust of India

Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday said India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi successful­ly fought the battle against Covid-19 and managed to bring disease curve down with the help of 135 crore citizens.

“Now, the cases are dipping, the number of patients is decreasing. The oxygen requiremen­t has come down to 3,500 MT from 10,000 MT. This indicates that the Covid-19 curve is going down,” Shah said.

He also said the speed of India’s vaccinatio­n drive is the fastest in the world and it will further gain momentum in future to cover maximum number of people in the shortest possible time, as envisioned by the PM.

Shah was speaking via video conference after virtually inaugurati­ng nine medical oxygen plants set up at government- run hospitals in different parts of Gujarat. The plants have been set up by an NGO - Vallabh Youth Organisati­on - at government-run hospitals in Tilakvada, Sagbara, Ahmedabad (Sola civil), Daskroi in Ahmedabad district, Kalavad, Kapadvanj, Bhanwad, Mehsana and Porbandar.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani joined the virtual event from Gandhinaga­r.

Shah said the government succeeded in controllin­g the spread of the virus and bringing the curve down through collective efforts.

“In India, along with the government, 135 crore citizens also fought this battle under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi. This is the reason for our success,” said Shah. He paid tributes to all those who lost their lives due to the coronaviru­s.

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