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Don’t to be misguided by rumours, authorities prepared for Covid vaccine roll out: Gujarat CM

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Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Sunday mentioned the state is absolutely geared up for the roll out of vaccination towards Covid-19 from January 16. Taking a dig on the opposition events, he appealed to the folks to not be misguided by any hearsay however observe the directions and steering given by the state authorities.
In the primary spherical of vaccination, almost 11 lakh well being staff and different frontline staff, who had been immediately concerned in Covid-19 administration, shall be inoculated, the CM mentioned via a video message on a social media platform.

“Today, I want to discuss the vaccination drive before you. We have completed the task of making a database in entire Gujarat. In Gujarat, 11 lakh workers — over 4 lakh health workers and over 6 lakh frontline workers including police, sanitation workers and other officials who were in direct duty against Covid-19, will be given the benefit of the vaccine first,” Rupani mentioned. He additionally expressed gratitude in direction of these staff who labored selflessly amid the pandemic.
“The task of house-to-house survey has been completed. Those above 50 years of age are 1.05 crore. Those below 50 but suffering from serious illnesses or comorbidities are 2.75 lakh,” he added.
Referring to the preparation for administration of the vaccine, Rupani mentioned, “Trial run for the vaccine has been successfully completed at urban and rural places across Gujarat. Almost 16,000 health workers have been given special training as vaccinator, who will administer the vaccine. There will be three rooms at a vaccination centre — a waiting room, a vaccine room and an observation room for treatment of those who may face any difficulty after vaccination.”
“For the transportation of Covid vaccine, cold chain transportation arrangement has also been done. For storage of Covid vaccine, six regional depots have been set up in Gujarat. Auditing of all the instruments to be utilised in the entire vaccination management has been completed. Additional instruments have also been received by Gujarat from the Union government,” Rupani added.
In a veiled assault on the opposition events, he mentioned, “Those who raised questions over army at the time of the surgical strike, those raising questions over EVMs after losing elections, those raised questions over the judiciary during the construction of Ram temple are today spreading canards while raising questions over scientists and doctors who have developed Made in India vaccine. It shows the opposition party’s mentality of indulging into petty politics. People will never forgive them.”

A bit of the Congress management had questioned the Drugs Controller General of India’s “premature” approval for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, mentioning that the indigenously-developed Covid-19 vaccine was but to finish the ultimate stage of human scientific trials.
The Gujarat authorities, Rupani mentioned, was absolutely geared up to be a part of world’s largest vaccination drive. “I want to tell the public not to get misguided by any rumour or illusion in the entire process (of vaccination). Only those facts and guidance which are to be declared by the state government have to be followed. As the Chief Minister of Gujarat state, I give an assurance that all will get the vaccine as per priority. We all must keep faith and patience,” he added.