COVID-19: THIS man becomes first person in India to receive coronavirus vaccine
Saturday, 16 January 2021 A sanitation worker became the first person in India to receive COVID-19 vaccine jab at AIIMS, New Delhi. The worker identified as Manish Kumar received the vaccine in the presence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria also received COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Covid-19 vaccination was being done for free at government hospitals. PM Modi was addressing Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations via video conferencing. “We are proud of our scientists for we now have ‘Made in India’ vaccine for us and the rest of the world. Covid-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals in India. Covid-19 vaccine costs Rs 250 in private hospitals which is the cheapest in world. Even I got my first dose of Covid-19.” PM Modi added, “1.5 lakh health and wellness centre are being made in villages out of which 50,000 have already started functioning. These centres will be equipped to tackle serious health issues.” Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 7500th Janaushadhi Kendra at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong. The event took place via video conferencing on March 07. While addressing the event, PM Modi said, "Today, we have 'Made in India' vaccines for our country and for the world. COVID-19 vaccination is being done for free at government hospitals and at the cost of Rs 250 at private hospitals. I have also taken the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine."
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on March 07 reported single-day spike of 18,711 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 100 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,57,756. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,12,10,799 which include 1,84,523 active infections. More than 1,08,68,520 people have recovered from the virus with 14,392 new discharges in last 24 hours. Till date the total vaccination is 2,09,22,344. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 7,37,830 samples were tested on March 06. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till March 06 are 22,14,30,507.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the controversy comparing one vaccine to other has also been laid to rest. He said that the PM took "made in India" vaccine and showcased that both vaccines are safe and efficacious. "PM took COVID-19 vaccine and showed that we must do the same when turn comes. It will go a long way in getting over the issue of hesitancy. All over 60 years of age and those above 45 years with co-morbidities must take vaccine. It is the only way to come out of the pandemic," Guleria told ANI.
AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine on February 17. Dr Guleria said that the vaccine will be available in open market only when prime targets are covered. Dr Randeep Guleria said, "Vaccine will be available in open market only when prime targets people to be vaccinated are covered and there's equivalence of supply demand. Hopefully there'd be such situation by year end or before that. Then there would be likelihood of vaccine to come to open market."
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan inaugurated the 'Burn and Plastic Surgery' block at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi on January 18. “It is a matter of joy for AIIMS family as a golden chapter has been added to its development. An exclusive state of the art department for burns and plastic surgery has been added. All facilities related to burns and plastic surgery will be available here,” said Dr Harsh Vardhan. He added, “Nearly 70 lakh people across the country are victim of burns per year. Out of these, nearly 1.4 lakh people succumb to death. Roughly, every four minutes, one person dies due to burns.” Dr Harsh Vardhan also congratulated AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria and Burn and Plastic Surgery Block Head, Maneesh Singhal for their efforts. Watch the full video for more.
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People above 60 years of age and those over 45 who have co-morbidities gathered outside a vaccination centre to get their doses. These people are getting first dose of COVID vaccination. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi on March 1.
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on March 02 took first shot of COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. He was accompanied by his wife. The health minister will take second dose of the vaccine after few weeks. On March 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi. On March 1, the country has began the next phase of Covid-19 vaccination for those above 60 years of age, and those over 45 years of age with specific comorbidities.
While addressing an event on World Hearing Day on March 03, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan said that National Programme for Prevention and Control of Deafness (NPPCD) will target over 6 percent of India's population with disabling hearing loss. "Our National Program for Prevention and Control of Deafness has enhanced its reach to cover nearly 80% of the country's population. We plan to expand access to affordable hearing technologies for all those in need," he added.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and his wife took the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin in Delhi. The health minister was administered the vaccine dose at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. India opened up the Covid-19 vaccination drive from March 1, 2021. Those over 60 years and within 45-59 years with specified co-morbidities are being vaccinated. The minister's wife Nutan Goel first took the jab after which Vardhan received the vaccine shot.
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