BJP to train one lakh health volunteers to perform essential medical services

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New Delhi, Jun 6 (PTI) The BJP on Sunday concluded a review of its performance in the recently-held Assembly polls and the relief work done by its workers in the wake of the second COVID-19 wave, and said it will train one lakh health volunteers to operate medical devices and perform essential medical services.

BJP president J P Nadda and general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh held the meeting with the party's eight general secretaries and the presidents of its yuva, kisan, mahila, OBC, SC, ST and minority morchas.

The leaders also deliberated on post-poll violence in West Bengal, BJP general secretaries told reporters after the meeting held at Nadda's residence.

After the over four-hour-long meeting, Nadda, Santhosh and the general secretaries of the party went to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence.

Talking to reporters outside Nadda's residence, BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav said a report was presented to the party chief on the relief work carried out by the party amid the pandemic.

It was decided that the party will train one lakh health volunteers across the country, including imparting technical knowledge, to operate ventilator and other essential medical devices, he added.

The Scheduled Tribe (ST) wing of the party was asked to focus on promoting the Centre's Vandhan Yojana for tribals. Similarly, the kisan morcha will facilitate the training of farmers at the farmers producers organisations (FPOs) across the country and the women's wing will promote the 'Poshan Abhiyan' among women, which aims to achieve a malnutrition-free India, Yadav said.

Talking about the BJP's performance in the recently-held Assembly polls in four states and a Union Territory, Yadav said it was observed at the meeting that the party has strengthened its position in West Bengal and also got four seats in Tamil Nadu.

On post-poll violence in West Bengal, he said reports of political violence have been coming from the state on a regular basis and underlined that the party is firmly standing with the people of Bengal.

Another BJP general secretary Arun Singh said under its 'Sewa Hi Sangathan' campaign, the party marked the seventh anniversary of the Modi government.

As part of the campaign, the party carried out relief work in more than 1.71 lakh villages and around 60,000 urban centres, while over four lakh elderly and needy people were provided medicines, he said.

Similarly, 1.26 crore face masks, 31 lakh food packets and 19 lakh ration kits were distributed among people, Singh added.

In view of the second wave of COVID-19, the BJP had decided not to celebrate the seventh anniversary of its government at the Centre and rather mark it by carrying out relief work across the country, he said. PTI KR/JTR IJT IJT

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