A 104-year-old resident of Patel Nagar (New Delhi) Tulsi Das Chawla was inoculated on Saturday at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.
“Chawla who was born on 1st November, 1917, was successfully vaccinated with the first dose of Covishield vaccine at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital without any adverse effects,” the hospital said in a statement.
Chawla retired from Indian Foreign Service in 1975 and was posted in various countries like the United States of America, Netherlands, Pakistan and Africa.
At the age of 104 Chawla leads an active life and does not suffer from any major Comorbidities .
According to Chawla , “ I urge everyone who is eligible to come forward to take Covid Vaccine . It is totally safe.”
According to Dr D S Rana , Chairman (BOM) , SGRH “ We are witnessing huge enthusiasm among more than 60 years of age group. Mr Chawla is an inspiration to all of us to come forward without any hesitation for Covid vaccination.”
On Saturday, 476 people were vaccinated at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.