Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday choked with emotion while thanking doctors, frontline workers during video conference with them. "As a servant of Kashi, I thank everyone in Varanasi, especially the doctors, nurses, technicians, ward boys and ambulance drivers who have done a commendable work," PM said.

PM was interacting with doctors, paramedical staff and other frontline health workers of Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency. He reviewed the working of various Covid hospitals in Varanasi including Pandit Rajan Mishra Covid Hospital, which was recently started through the joint efforts of DRDO and Indian Army. He reviewed the working of non-Covid hospitals in the district.

The Prime Minister gave a new slogan "Jahan bimar, wahin upchar (treatment of the ailing at their doorstep)" during his video conference with the healthcare professionals, saying this can bring down the pressure that the second wave of Covid-19 has put on the country's health system.

"A lot of work has been done, but there is also a need to concentrate on the rural areas of ''Purvanchal'' (eastern region of Uttar Pradesh)," Modi stressed.

The Prime Minister on Thursday had interacted with the state and district officials of ten states. During the interaction, the officials briefed the Prime Minister about the improving Covid situation in their respective districts. They shared their experience of using technology for real-time monitoring of Covid situation. Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi urged everyone to ensure full commitment to fight the pandemic.

"Coronavirus has made the work more demanding and challenging. In the midst of these new challenges, new strategies and solutions are needed. Over the past few days, active cases have started to reduce in the country. But the challenge remains as long as this infection is present even on the minor scale," he said.

PM also urged people to get vaccinated and make it a collective responsibility. "We must get ourselves vaccinated when our turn comes and must make vaccination a collective responsibility. Our collective efforts will definitely give results and with the blessings of Baba Vishwanath Kashi will successful win the fight against."