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Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Medical oxygen production in India has increased by over 10 times, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat address comes on a day when the BJP government completes seven years in office

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: May 30, 2021 12:21:40 pm
Earlier this month, Modi had sought ideas and suggestions from people on his social media accounts about topics for his Mann Ki Baat address. (Photo: PTI)

PM Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the 77th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat, said that the Covid-19 crisis is the worst pandemic that the world has seen in the last 100 years. “Our frontline workers have played a remarkable role in fighting Covid-19. During normal times, India used to produce 900 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen in a day. Now it has increased more than 10 times, about 9,500 metric tonnes is being produced every day,” he added.

Modi also lauded the spirit and courage of Indian citizens who braved two major cyclones in this month. “In this difficult and extraordinary situation of calamity, the way the people of all the states affected by the cyclone have shown courage, in this hour of crisis, with great patience, discipline — I want to appreciate all citizens,” he added.

This comes on a day when the BJP-led government at the Centre completes seven years in office.

Earlier this month, Modi had sought ideas and suggestions from people on his social media accounts about topics for his Mann Ki Baat address. “PM Narendra Modi looks forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to you. The Prime Minister invites you to share your ideas on topics he should address on the 77th Episode of Mann Ki Baat,” the social media posts read.

The programme will also be broadcast in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast on All India Radio.

The address comes at a time when the country is still recording nearly 2 lakh fresh Covid-19 cases and over 3,000 related deaths every day.

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Modi had sought ideas and suggestions from people on his social media accounts; India, in the last 24 hours, recorded 1,65,553 new Covid-19 cases and 3,460 deaths; Highlights below:

11:48 (IST)30 May 2021
PM Modi commemorates 7 years of govt

Today, on the day of Mann Ki Baat, also marks seven years of our government.  Over the years, the country has run on the mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas'. We all have worked in the service of the country with a dedicated spirit, PM Modi said.

He added, "We are all proud when we see that India does not function according to the thinking, or under the pressure, of other countries. The country runs on its own resolution. When India does not compromise on issues of national security, when the strength of our forces increases, we feel that we are on the right track."

11:38 (IST)30 May 2021
In last seven years, country has celebrated all achievements together: PM Modi

The government has completed 7 years on this day. In these seven years, the success has been that of the country. We have celebrated achievements together with the country. When we see India giving befitting reply to conspiracies from other nations, the confidence of the countrymen increase: PM Narendra Modi

11:37 (IST)30 May 2021
PM Modi lauds farmers for achieving record production amid pandemic

A tribute to the hardworking farmers of India, who have played a key role in feeding the nation during these times of Covid-19. The farmers have produced record production even in the middle of a pandemic. At many places, farmers have got more price than the MSP for mustard. It is only because of the record food-production that our country is able to provide support to every citizen. Free ration is being provided to 80 crore poor people. The farmers of our country are doing wonders in many areas by taking advantage of the new arrangements: PM Modi

11:31 (IST)30 May 2021
'Going among infected people': PM Modi lauds lab technicians

Talking to a lab technician, PM Modi said: Many frontline workers are engaged in the work of sample collection. Going among infected patients, taking their samples, is a great example of service.

11:27 (IST)30 May 2021
Production of liquid oxygen has increased 10 times: PM Modi

The production of liquid oxygen has increased by 10 times. Our corona warriors are delivering them to every corner of the country. When the pandemic started, there were few tests everyday, but now there are around 20 lakh tests being conducted every day: PM Narendra Modi said.

11:23 (IST)30 May 2021
PM Modi talks to Covid warriors

Talking to a female driver of an oxygen express train, PM Modi said: "Mothers and sisters would be proud to hear that one oxygen express is being run fully by women. Every woman of the country will feel proud at that. Not just that, every Indian will feel proud."

He added, "We have seen how doctors, nurses have left everything and have been working effortlessly to save people. 
 In such challenging times, the Indian Railways has also come forward to ease the transportation of oxygen. An oxygen express train is run entirely by women. Every woman of the country will be proud of this."
11:22 (IST)30 May 2021
People from all walks of lives pitched in to transport oxygen to hospitals: Modi

During the second wave of Covid-19, a major challenge was to supply medical oxygen to remote areas. To counter challenges that the country faced, drivers of Cryogenic oxygen tankers helped by working on war footing and saved lives of lakhs of people: PM Modi

11:19 (IST)30 May 2021
Appreciate the courage of citizens affected by cyclones, says PM Modi

The way people of all the states affected by cyclone have shown courage in this difficult and extraordinary situation of calamity. For that I would like to respectfully appreciate all the citizens: PM Modi

11:13 (IST)30 May 2021
PM Modi speaks to person who ferries oxygen to hospitals

PM Modi talks to Dinesh Upadhyay from Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh, who ferries liquid oxygen tankers to hospitals. Says it is because of people like them that the country has been able to overcome the crisis.

11:12 (IST)30 May 2021
My thoughts with those affected due to recent cyclones, says PM Modi

In the last ten days the western and eastern coast saw two cyclones. The country and her people fought them with all their strength, ensuring minimum loss of life. We experience now that compared to earlier times, we are being able to save the lives of maximum people, says Prime Minister Modi.

11:07 (IST)30 May 2021
India dealt with cyclones during pandemic, says PM Modi

Coronavirus has been the biggest pandemic in 100 years and at such a time, India also faced the Cyclone Tauktae and Cyclone Yaas during this pandemic. In this difficult and extraordinary situation of calamity, the way the people of all the states affected by the cyclone have shown courage, in this hour of crisis, with great patience, discipline - I respectfully, heartily want to appreciate all citizens: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said during Mann Ki Baat

11:02 (IST)30 May 2021
PM Modi starts his address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his address to the nation via his monthly Mann Ki Baat programme.

Doctors help patients do routine breathing exercises post recovery at the Covid care ward at Dhanvantari hospital in Vastrapur, Ahmedabad. (Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

In the last edition of Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi had lauded the efforts made by healthcare workers at the forefront of the fight against Covid-19 and addressed various topics like vaccine hesitancy. The Prime Minister also spoke to an ambulance driver as he lauded the efforts of other frontline workers such as lab technicians.

He had further urged people to stay positive and follow the treatment protocol as per the doctor's advice. PM Modi noted that the second wave of Covid-19 is testing people's patience and their limit to bear the pain. He added that this “toofan” (storm) has shaken the country after it was full of spirit and self-confidence after successfully tackling the first wave.

“I’m speaking to you at a time when Covid-19 is testing our patience and capacity to bear pain. Many of our loved ones have passed away. After successfully tackling the first wave, the nation’s morale was high and it was confident. But this storm (second wave) has shaken the nation,” he had said.

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