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Let’s have a duel: Amit Shah criticizes critics of vaccines | India News

GUWAHATI: The Union Interior Minister Amit Shah harshly criticized those who criticize the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines and stated that there should be no policies on public health.
Addressing a role to extend the benefit of the government’s health program to the central armed police forces, he said that vaccines developed by Indian scientists are completely safe.
“There are some people who are spreading misinformation about vaccines. Come to another platform and let’s have a duel. But why are they creating doubts about people’s health and doing politics?” I ask.
“I ask everyone to go for the vaccine when their turn comes. Have no doubt about its effectiveness. We have already launched the largest vaccination campaign in the world,” he added.
Shah ceremoniously distributed the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ health cards to some staff from the seven Central Police Armed Forces here.
He said the CAPFs had three main concerns: existing health coverage was not comprehensive, housing satisfaction was non-existent, and long hours of work without permits due to non-punctual hiring.
“Our government is addressing all three concerns. For the health issue, we have launched the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ today. This will bring health insurance benefits to around 50 lakh people,” Shah said.
By May 1, the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ process will be completed by offering health cards to all personnel of the seven central police forces, he added.
The interior minister said the government and forces are trying to raise the satisfaction rate to 55 percent by 2022 from 36 percent two years ago, and bring it further to 65 percent by 2025.
“We have completed the review process for 50,000 hires. Now, we will begin the process again to recruit another 50,000 people in the CAPF. Our goal is one hire versus one exit in five years. With this, everyone will be able to stay home for 100 years. days a year, “he added.
A memorandum of understanding was signed between the National Health Authority (NHA) and the Union Ministry of the Interior in the presence of Shah, Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, and the state Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, at the CRPF Group Center in Guwahati. .
Under the ‘Ayushman CAPF’ initiative, around 28 lakh of personnel from the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), Assam Rifles and NSG and their families will be covered by ‘Ayushman Bharat: Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’.
The Director General of the CRPF, AP Maheshwari, expressed his gratitude for incorporating the CAPF into the program.
The Interior Minister also virtually inaugurated the 168 rooms of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), a 10-bed hospital and an administrative building located in different locations in Assam.

Times of India