Says feeling superb after taking first shot of Covid vaccine, describes it as `Chardi Kalan’
Mohali: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday trashed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s allegation of Congress-ruled states rejecting Covaxin as a full lie and half of the ruling celebration’s false and politically motivated propaganda.
The Chief Minister was responding to a query throughout an off-the-cuff media interplay after taking the primary shot of the Covid Vaccine at Civil Hospital Mohali. When requested how he was feeling after the Covid jab, the minister mentioned he was in `Chardi Kalan’ and was feeling completely superb. The dose was administered to him by ANM (Auxilary Nurse and Midwife) Manpreet.
Categorically denying the charge on Covaxin, the Chief Minister slammed BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra’s declare that Punjab, together with different Opposition-ruled states, had expressed doubts and refused to simply accept the vaccination. It was in no way true, he added.
An official of the Punjab Health Ministry later disclosed that the state had obtained 1.34 lakh Covaxin doses, of which 2500 had already been administered.
The Chief Minister, in response to a different query on gradual tempo of vaccination within the state, mentioned the Media was contributing to scaring the individuals. He urged the Media to unfold consciousness in regards to the significance and efficacy in regards to the vaccines.
Admitting that circumstances of Covid in Punjab have been on the rise, having crossed 1000 after greater than a month, Captain Amarinder mentioned it was a matter of concern. His authorities was preserving a shut watch on the scenario, he mentioned, blaming the informal and carefree angle of Punjabis for the resurgence in circumstances. He appealed to the individuals to strictly adhere to all Covid security norms, together with sporting of masks and social distancing, and never let their guard down, because the Coronavirus had not gone but.