Harsh Vardhan assures people of vaccine efficacy

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Harsh Vardhan assures people of vaccine efficacy

Sunday, 17 January 2021 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Saturday carried out a successful vaccination of 100 healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to inspect Covishield vaccination programme at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

Speaking on the occasion Harsh Vardhan said, “India has launched today the biggest vaccination programme. We should be proud of India’s vaccination programme and I assure the people of the efficacy of the vaccination.”

“I have visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital many times during the peak of Covid crisis. That is the reason I am visiting this hospital today as Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has been in the forefront during the fight with Covid. People should not play politics in this important vaccination programme,” he said.

According to Dr DS Rana, Chairman (Board of Management), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, “We are happy to note that today being the first day, everything went off smoothly and no adverse reaction of Covishield was observed. Altogether, today 100 healthcare workers were given Covishield vaccination. These healthcare workers will now be given the second dose after 28 days”.

Some of the prominent doctors who took Covishield vaccine were Dr Shyam Aggarwal (Chairperson, Department of Oncology), Dr Chand Wattal (Chairperson, Department of Microbiology), Dr Sumir Dubey (Sr Cardiac Surgeon), Dr Gaurav Majumdar (Senior Embryologist, Department of IVF), Dr Amita Chaturvedi and many others healthcare workers.

Meanwhile, in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has become a proud partner participating with the rest of the country to introduce the coronavirus vaccine.

The Charak Palika Hospital (CPH ), Moti Bagh, New Delhi is one of the designated hospitals for dissemination of the vaccine, out of the seven hospitals in New Delhi district and 81 hospitals in Delhi City.

Further, nine Maternity and Child Welfare Clinics and Palika Maternity Hospital have also been designated as Covid vaccination centers.

The initial roll out will be undertaken at Charak Palika Hospital (CPH). The vaccine, received on January 15th, is preserved on the CPH campus and a provision of 100 beneficiaries consisting of health care workers per site has been estimated.

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