UK invokes Gandhian spirit throughout vax drive

London, February 1

The Gandhian spirit of protecting the society’s most vulnerable is being invoked by health officials as the UK achieved its target of administering life-saving jabs to a majority of care home residents and staff as part of its Covid phased vaccination programme on Monday.

Ian Turner, Executive Chair of the Registered Nursing Home Association, expressed his gratitude to the state-funded National Health Serviceas well as researchers who made it possible for the section of society most at risk of dying from Covid now having some protection against the disease. “As Mahatma Gandhi said the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable, and the pandemic has brought that quotation to the fore,” said Turner. — PTI

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