A day after India set a new record by administering over 2.5 crore Covid vaccines in one day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked a Goan health worker a question related to vaccine side effects during a virtual interaction on Saturday morning.
“I have heard of vaccine beneficiaries developing side effects. However, for the first time I saw that a political party developed fever late last night after India achieved its vaccination record. Is there any logic to this?” Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked.
The health worker, Dr Nitin Dhupdale, laughed sheepishly and explained how they informed beneficiaries of the possible side effects post-vaccination and what to do in such cases.
#WATCH | PM Modi interacts with a doctor, during his address to healthcare workers & vaccine beneficiaries of Goa. They discuss possible side effects of vaccines as PM says “…after 2.5 cr vaccinations y’day, a political party reacted after 12 am that they’re experiencing fever” pic.twitter.com/Nt8UCaM2Pt
— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2021
100% VACCINATION IN GOA
On Saturday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted virtually with healthcare workers and vaccine beneficiaries in Goa. Earlier this week, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant declared that hundred per cent of Goa’s population had received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
“Goa is playing an important role in the success of the world’s largest and fastest vaccination drive. In the past few months, Goa fought bravely against heavy rainfall, cyclone and floods under the leadership of CM Pramod Sawant,” PM Modi said during the virtual interaction.
PM MODI THANKS HEALTH WORKERS
Narendra Modi congratulated and thanked the healthcare workers who had enabled India’s mega-vaccination drive. He also asked them what problems they faced, how they convinced citizens to get vaccinated, what questions people asked them about the vaccines and how they plugged vaccine wastage.
“We did not want to send anyone back from the centres without getting vaccinated. So we kept the centres open till the evening. We called up people personally to ask them to get vaccinated and even created a provision for the elderly and disabled to be vaccinated inside vehicles,” one Goan health worker said in response.
OVER 2.5 CRORE JABS ON FRIDAY
With over 2.5 crore Covid vaccines administered on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave out a message of appreciation for all doctors, medical staff and administrative staff who made it possible.
“I would like to appreciate all doctors, medical staff, people in administration in the country. With your efforts, India made a record of vaccinating 2.5 crore people in a single day. Even countries that are considered prosperous and powerful could not do it,” he said.
He continued, “More than 15 lakh vaccinations every hour, over 26,000 vaccinations every minute and more than 425 vaccinations every second were administered yesterday.”
#WATCH | PM Narendra Modi says, “…We saw how the nation kept looking at CoWIN dashboard y’day. More than 15 lakh vaccinations every hour, over 26,000 vaccinations every minute took place yesterday, and more than 425 people were administered vaccines every second y’day.” pic.twitter.com/5fVudkPIEh
— ANI (@ANI) September 18, 2021