PM Modi has made it clear that no politician should take COVID-19 vaccine now: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam health minister said that PM Narendra Modi has made it clear that first right on the COVID-19 vaccine is of front line health workers.
By Bikash Singh, ET Bureau |
Guwahati: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Prime minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that no politician should take COVID-19 vaccine now for first right on the vaccine is of front line health workers.
Sarma while talking to media persons on Wednesday said, “Prime minister during the video conferencing has stated that no politician even by mistake will not take the vaccine for the first right on the vaccine is of front line health workers. Even minister or MLA will not get COVID-19 vaccine now.”
A Spicejet freighter ferried over 730 Kg of cargo in 20 boxes on Tuesday having vaccine doses to be distributed for Assam and Meghalaya.
Sarma said, “Around 1.65 lakh frontline workers which included doctors, nurses and other staffs of hospital have registered for vaccine which will be launched on January 16. We have got 2.20 lakh vaccines which will be administrated in two doses. We will require another 60,000 to 70,000 vaccines, we are hopeful we will get these doses. This will be done across 59 centers in the state”.
Sarma said, “In second phase teachers, police and armed forces will be administered vaccines and in third phase people above 50 years and people below 50 years with co-morbidity will provided with vaccine.”
ADVERTISEMENTStating that Journalist will not be included in in these phases, he said, “By and large 35 percent of Assam’s population will be covered in these phases.”