New Delhi, January 21
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all CMs, MPs and MLAs above 50 years of age will get Covid vaccine shots in Phase-II of the national drive.
All public representatives above 50 years of age and those below 50 with underlying conditions will be covered in the subsequent phase. The Covid-19 responders hope the inoculation of top personalities will help stave off hesitancy.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan acknowledged hesitancy challenges for the vaccine drive, saying: “It is paradoxical that other countries are asking for access to India-made vaccines and our people are doubting it due to misinformation”.
The Health Minister launched a communication drive to address hesitancy. After 2,33,530 inoculations today, the total number of health workers to get vaccinated stands at 10,40,014. — TNS
3 million doses sent to Nepal, Bangladesh
India on Thursday handed over one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal in sync with its Neighbourhood First policy and 2 million doses as gift to B’desh.