What PM Modi told the nurse who gave him the Covid vaccine | India News
When asked, the head nurse, Niveda, told the media that PM Modi spoke with her and asked where she belongs. After receiving the vaccine, PM commented, “Laga bhi diya aur pata bhi nahin chala (Did I already? I didn’t even feel it).”
“Sir (PM Modi) has been given the first dose of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech, the second dose will be given in 28 days. He asked us where we belong and after vaccination, he said: ‘Laga bhi di, pata hi nahi chala ‘”, Niveda said, quoted by ANI.
PM Modi takes the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine
Interestingly, the staff who administered the vaccine only got to know who their patient was a few minutes before the vaccination.
“I found out this morning that Mr. (Prime Minister Modi) was coming, and they called me to administer the vaccine. It was a pleasure meeting him,” Nivedita said.
“Sir (PM Modi) has been given the first dose of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech. The second dose will be given in 28 days,” he said.
P Nivedita has worked at AIIMS for the past three years.
The other nurse, Rosamma Anil, said: “We found out this morning that the man was coming here to get vaccinated. It was very nice. The man also felt very comfortable.”
At the time of vaccination, the Prime Minister was also seen wearing an Assam ‘gamchha’ (a scarf), which is considered a symbol of the blessings of Assam women. PM had used it many times before.
On Monday, Prime Minister Modi led the country in the second phase of the inoculation campaign, as a large portion of the population over 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities prepare to shoot.
He received the first dose of the Covid vaccine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.
Covaxin from Bharat Biotech was administered. “I took my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS,” PM reported on Twitter.
“It is remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in a short time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,” Modi later wrote on Twitter.
The prime minister decided to receive the jab at 6.25am. to avoid the gaze of the media, as dozens of people could be queuing at the hospital. He was kept under observation for half an hour at the hospital and left around 7 in the morning.
I took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. It is remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in qui… https://t.co/BRITi5BPrX
– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1614562595000
The ongoing vaccination campaign will now reach around 27 million people who are on the priority list for vaccination after frontline and healthcare workers, as of Monday.
Vaccination will be provided free of charge at government health facilities and will be paid for at private health facilities. All private hospitals can charge Rs 150 for vaccines and Rs 100 for service charges set by the central government.
Around 10,000 spliced hospitals under Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY and 687 hospitals under CGHS can be used by states as Covid vaccination centers (CVC).
The Co-Win portal will provide the facility to book an appointment based on the vaccination centers declared by the states / UT, with their location, the dates on which the seats are granted and the capacity declared as open seats and the available seats at the time of booking.
In addition, all beneficiaries, regardless of the mode of access, that is, through online registration or mobilization through registration on the site, are recommended to carry the following for verification at the time of vaccination: Card Aadhar, Election Photo Identification Card (EPIC); and Certificate of comorbidity for citizens in the age group of 45 to 59 years.
(with contributions from agencies)