‘Hanumanji crossed country to get sanjeevani’: Union Health Minister on Covid-19 vaccine

‘Hanumanji crossed country to get sanjeevani’: Union Health Minister on Covid-19 vaccine

On Tuesday, Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and his wife Nutan Goel got the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine. The second phase of the massive vaccination drive against the coronavirus started yesterday. It aims to inoculate people above 60 years of age, and those aged between 45 and 59 and who have co-morbidities.

With the start of the second phase of the nationwide vaccination drive, many ministers have decided to follow the footsteps of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who got vaccinated on Monday. Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and his wife Nutan Goel got vaccinated at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute.

The health minister said, “My wife and I took our first doses of vaccine at Delhi Heart and Lung Institute. We did not have any adverse reaction. I would urge every eligible person to get vaccinated. Today is Tuesday. I want to tell everyone that Hanumanji had to cross half of the world to get ‘sanjeevani’. But now it is there at your nearest hospital.”

He further added that both he and his wife paid for their shots.

Apart from Health Minister, several ministers from Centre and State got their first shot on Tuesday.

At Rampur, Union minister of minority affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi received his first shot.

National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah took his first dose in Srinagar.

Telangana Rashtra Samithi MP K Keshava Rao took the first dose in Hyderabad.

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS Patna.

Actor-politician Kamal Haasan got inoculated at Sri Ramachandra Hospital.

Union minister of State for home affairs G Kishan Reddy took his vaccine shot at Secunderbad’s Gandhi Hospital.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his first dose of coronavirus vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi.  Union home minister Amit Shah, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, Assam’s Himanta Biswa Sarma, Congress leader Ajay Maken, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik are among other political leaders who got vaccinated from Monday.

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