Samvad News Agency, Bageshwar
Published by: Nirmala Suyal
Updated to Sunday, 24 October 2021 02:02 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Bageshwar district health activist Poonam Nautiyal in Mann Ki Baat. The Prime Minister also learned about the vaccination experiences from Poonam Nautiyal and the difficulties encountered during vaccination.
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The role of health workers was appreciated
Prime Minister Modi wished for 100 per cent vaccination in Uttarakhand and appreciated the role of health workers in vaccination. During the conversation with Poonam, he spoke about the excitement of the people about vaccination and the problem of vaccination in the mountains. Poonam said that since the vaccination was introduced in January, she has been constantly engaged in this work. In addition to vaccinating at the health center, vaccinate back home. Many people are eager to get vaccinated. People were encouraged to get vaccinated. Vaccinate the elderly and the disabled at home. People who stay away from vaccinations say the vaccine is completely safe and effective.
Made a list of those who come to the health center
PM told Poonam that he had received information that she (Poonam) had gone out and worked. Poonam said she inspired people to get vaccinated. Created a list of people coming to the health center. Those who were not vaccinated were vaccinated door-to-door. The Prime Minister asked how much area to cover in a day. Poonam said she was vaccinated in an area of eight to 10 km a day. The Prime Minister said it would take a whole day to walk eight to 10 km in the mountains. Poonam said her team of five people went door-to-door and got vaccinated. This includes doctors, ANMs, pharmacists, Asha, data entry operators. When asked by the PM about the communication network problem, Poonam said that due to lack of communication facility in some villages, data feed was made by coming to Bageshwar.
Never intended to talk to the Prime Minister
After the Prime Minister spoke to Modi, ANM Poonam said, “I never thought of talking to the Prime Minister.” 100% vaccination in the district provided this opportunity. A variety of ideas came up for discussion when it was learned that the Prime Minister would speak. How to talk to the Prime Minister? He asks any questions, but he speaks very lightly. Because of that the fear in the mind before speaking is gone. He appreciated the work done in relation to vaccination, which is an encouragement to our work and department.