Security forces receive first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Last Modified Saturday, 16 January 2021 (20:05 IST)
Visakhapatnam: Nationwide vaccination was launced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India's COVID-19 vaccination campaign is based on very humane principles and the people who need it the most will get the vaccine first.

Covid Vaccination starts for at Visakhapatnam

Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command (ENC), launched COVID-19 Vaccination Programme for the Indian Naval Health Care Workers (HCW) at the Vaccination Centre INHS Kalyani here on Saturday.
Covishield vaccine was given to 40 frontline COVID warriors involving doctors, nurses, paramedical staff, health workers, ward sahyakas and medical attendants in coordination with District Health Authorities at Visakhapatnam, ENC said in a release here.
 
The vaccination centre staff underwent rigorous training and a state of the art Vaccination Centre was set up at INHS Kalyani with dedicated manpower to conduct incident-free vaccination.
 
A robust reporting mechanism for real-time monitoring of the programme and reporting of side effects was also established.
 
Over the next few months, all service personnel of the Indian Navy at Visakhapatnam are envisaged to be vaccinated.
 
20 personnel get first shot of Covid-19 vaccine
 
New Delhi:Twenty Indo Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) personnel on Saturday received first shot of covid-19 vaccine at Leh hospital.
 
According to ITBP officials, three doctors, including two females and one male, and 17 paramedics of the force received the vaccine under the world largest rolled out in India after its launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
The Force's Chief Medical Officer Dr Katyayni Sharma was among the 20 vaccine recipients. All the ITBP personnel are posted in Leh.
 
With its participation in the world's largest Covid vaccination roll-out, the ITBP assured the people that they can rely on 'Made in India' vaccines -- 'Covishield' and 'Covaxin'.
 
Leading from the front in the fight against Covid-19, the ITBP has been credited with developing the first quarantine facility in Chhawla, preparing face masks and PPE kits and setting up the world's biggest Covid care centre and hospital in the Chhatarpur area of the national capital.
 
ITBP is among the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) or paramilitary wings that functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and guards the 3,488 km India-China border.(UNI)