PM Modi gets vaccine: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first dose of Bharat BioTech’s Covaxin in Delhi at the All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital on Monday.
The Prime Minister also became the first person to take the shot today as the nationwide vaccination drive kicked off for persons above 60 and those over 45 with illnesses. The expansion of India’s immunisation drive started in mid-January with healthcare workers.
— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2021
After the Prime Minister took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he wrote on Twitter, “Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.”
PM Modi gets vaccine:
Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS.
Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.
I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free! pic.twitter.com/5z5cvAoMrv
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 1, 2021
“I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!” he tweeted. He will be given the second dose in 28 days, ANI quoted the nurse, who inoculated him.
Sir (PM Modi) has been administered first dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, second dose will be given in 28 days. He asked us where do we belong to & after vaccination he said, "Laga bhi di, pata hi nahi chala": Sister P Niveda who inoculated PM Modi today.
(Source: DD) pic.twitter.com/QzIF2PaT15
— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2021
Puducherry-based Niveda, who has been working with the AIIMS for three years, said she was elated to learn this morning that the Prime Minister was coming for vaccination. She was supported by a second nurse Rosamma Anil who is from Kerala. “I am posted at the vaccine centre. I was called. We found out PM sir is coming today. It was great to meet PM sir,” Niveda said adding that PM Modi had a little chat with them and remarked after receiving the vaccine. “He asked where we are from, talked with us,” Sister Niveda said.
Rosamma Anil added that it was a surprise. “It was very nice. Sir also was very comfortable,” she claimed.
Here is Sister Niveda speaking to the media:
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 1, 2021
The common people in India will now be able to register and book an appointment for COVID-19 vaccination, using the Co-WIN 2.0 portal or through other IT applications such as Aarogya Setu. The government department has released a user guide for people who are eligible to get vaccinated. Apart from online registration, there will be on-site registration facilities for eligible beneficiaries as well. Vaccinations provided to eligible people at the government health facilities will be entirely free. The private facilities which have been earmarked as vaccination centres cannot charge the a sum above Rs 250 per person per jab.
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