With the Covid 19 pandemic creating such a huge surge across the world, here is a news coming straight from India. Recently, it was reported that a sanitation worker has been the first Indian to receive a Covid 19 vaccine as the country started its largest inoculation drive in India. The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi had launched a programme recently that calls for an aim to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against the Covid. He had even paid a tribute to all the front line workers who are said to be the first people to receive the hand.
Launch of the Covid 19 vaccine drive
India has even recorded about the second highest number of Covid 19 infections across the world, after that of the United States. More than several millions of doses of the two approved vaccines, namely the Covaxin and the Covishield were shipped across the nation that led up to the beginning of the drive. Mr Modi further said it on Saturday morning while addressing the nation, “We are launching the world’s biggest vaccination drive and it shows the world our capability.”
Mr Modi even said that India has been prepared about vaccinating its population and that too, via an app. This is meant to help the government so that it can track the drive and thus, ensure the fact that nobody is left out. Mr Modi spoke to all the doctors, front line workers and the nurses “who showed us the light” in “dark times” regarding this! He further added, “They stayed away from their families to serve humanity. And hundreds of them never went home. They gave their life to save others. And that is why the first jabs are being given to healthcare workers – this is our way of paying respect to them.”
Covid 19 vaccination drive : Stories from the scene
The medical staff and the doctors at the Max hospital in Delhi told that a lot of hope is pinned with the vaccination drive. Even an official shared that this drive is going to be a new dawn and said that it is probably going to be the beginning of the end of Covid. Dr Anil Dass said post getting the jab, “The pandemic has played havoc in the country. I hope the vaccine will rid us of the fears and we will be able to breathe easy.” Also, talking about the order of people getting the jabs – since the names are chosen alphabetically, getting the jabs are mostly the ones whose names start with the letter ‘A.’ Another person said, “I haven’t seen my wife and nine month old daughter since then. A month later, once I’ve received the second dose, I’ll visit my family.”