More than 8.3 cr people vaccinated against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan at Sanjeevani's launch
The Union health minister compared the Covid vaccine with Sanjeevani and added that one doesn’t have to go anywhere far to get the vaccine, drawing the mythology of Sanjeevani from Ramayana
At the launch of Network 18 and Federal Bank’s initiative Sanjeevani- a shot of life, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that the country has already inoculated people with 8 crore 30 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine.
“We have already given 8 crore 30 lakh doses. 43 lakh doses were given yesterday itself on a single day. It is a huge success for the vaccination campaign… There is an easy mechanism for seamless registration for Covid vaccine,” Harsh Vardhan said at the launch of the Sanjeevani- a shot of life initiative.
Sanjeevani- a shot of life was launched on the occasion of World Health Day to increase awareness about the Covid-19 vaccination and the importance of getting it. The initiative is a Federal Bank CSR drive that intends to reach each and every Indian with relevant and important information about the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Union Health Minister compared the Covid vaccine with Sanjeevani and added that one doesn’t have to go anywhere far to get the vaccine, drawing the mythology of Sanjeevani from Ramayana.
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“Our Lord Hanuman went to get Sanjeevani from Himalaya mountain crossing half of the country. The Covid vaccine is working like Sanjeevani to protect your life. Hanuman ji had to take a long journey to get Sanjeevani, but for the people we have made it available in thousands of centres, private and public hospitals for free,” he said.
Vardhan called for the vaccination movement to become a jan andolan or a people’s movement. Sanjeevani is the Covid-19 vaccine to give you protection against the virus.
The Sanjeevani- a shot of life initiative comes as India began its third phase of Covid vaccination in the country making the vaccine freely available to those above the age of 45 years. The government plans to gradually bring in beneficiaries from other age groups in what is known as the world’s biggest inoculation against Covid-19.
The event was launched on Wednesday at Attari border in Punjab with the participation of Actor Sonu Sood and Rakesh Asthana, DG of BSF.
Actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood says, “The audience today have a great exposure in terms of cinema appreciation, so you cannot serve them something that is average. I have to see how convinced people are when they hear my performance.”
Amid a rise in coronavirus infections in some parts of the country, the central government has asked Delhi and six states to ensure adequate testing, promote Covid-appropriate behaviour and increase the pace of vaccination to contain the surge
The government had on 15 July launched a special 75-day special drive to administer precaution doses to all aged 18 years and above at public vaccination centres free of cost