Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Friday underwent the third and final phase trial of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by indigenous company Bharat Biotech by being the first to be injected with it becoming the first Minister as a Volunteer during trials.
Vij said it is a matter of pride for India that indigenous company has had two successful trials of the vaccine earlier and its third and final trials have started. India-based company Bharat Biotech, is preparing a Covid-19 vaccine and is testing it in collaboration with Indian Council of Medical Research.The Health Minister urged the people that there is nothing to fear. As many people as possible should come forward and become part of it.
He himself underwent the trial to set an example for the people so that there is no doubt or fear in their minds. The third and final phase of Co-vaccine will be tested on 25,800 people.
Vij said that 1000 volunteers will be registered for COVID-19 vaccine testing in Haryana. He said that a person of any age can become a part of this campaign as a volunteer. If anyone wants to be a part of the COVID Vaccine Trial, they can contact the PGI Rohtak through Helpline Number 9416447071 or mail to snoh.covid19@gmail com. He said that a team of doctors will periodically examine the volunteers on which the vaccine would be tested.
The Minister said that after the successful testing of the third and final phase, and if the government allows it, in the beginning of 2021, itself people can be vaccinated against COVID-19 so that they don’t have to live in fear.
Earlier, a team of doctors examined the health of . Vij and under the supervision of expert doctors of PGI, Rohtak the vaccine was administered at the Civil Hospital, Ambala Cantonment. Vice Chancellor, PGI Rohtak, Dr. OP Kalra, and Haryana Nodal Officer, Dr. Dhruv Chaudhary were present with their team during the vaccine trial.
HARYANA CLOSES ALL SCHOOLS TILL NOV 30
Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, the Haryana government on Friday ordered the closure of all schools in the state until November 30. The move came days after over 150 students tested positive for coronavirus. The state’s Directorate School Education ordered the closure of schools in a letter issued to all district education officers, block education officers and other concerned officials.
“In view of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases and keeping in mind the health of the students, it has been decided by the Haryana government that all government and private schools in the state will be closed till November 30,” said the letter.