During his speech from the Ramparts of the Red fort on Independence day, amidst the coronavirus , Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced the launch of the National Digital Health Mission and said that the mission will bring a “revolution” in the health sector in the country.
“From today a new campaign is going to start in the country. It is the National Digital Health Mission. National Digital Health Mission will bring a new revolution in the health sector in India,” the Prime Minister said.
“One Health ID will have the information of every test, every disease, which medicine was prescribed to you by which doctor, what the reports were,” Modi added.
On Jammu and Kashmir, Modi stated, Delimitation exercise is being carried out in Jammu and Kashmir, the country is committed for completion of this work so that elections are held and people’s representatives are elected there. This one year is a year of the new journey of development for Jammu and Kashmir.
He further explained This one year is the year of the rights received by the women and the Dalits in Jammu and Kashmir. This one year is also the year of a life of dignity for the refugees in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the much talked about corona vaccine, Modi said, Today three vaccines are in testing stages in India. As soon as the scientists give a green signal, the country will begin their large scale production.
In a reference to the border row with China in eastern Ladakh, Modi said: “Respect for India’s sovereignty is supreme for us and the world has seen in Ladakh what our brave jawans can do to maintain this resolve. I salute all those brave soldiers from the Red Fort.”
“Whether it is terrorism or expansionism, India is fighting both with determination,” Modi said.
Dressed in his customary ‘kurta pyjama’ and safa, the prime minister, in his nearly 90-minute address, dwelt at length on his ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ campaign and gave a call for reducing imports and pushing exports of finished products in place raw material, saying the country will have to move forward with the mantra of ‘Make in India’ as well as ‘Make for World’.
‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ is no longer merely a word but has become a mantra and captured people’s imagination, he said.
On the farmers, He said his government has freed farmers of their constraints, and they can now trade their products freely on their terms.