Everybody in Bihar will get free COVID-19 vaccine, even at personal hospitals, says Nitish Kumar after receiving first dose

Everybody in Bihar will get free COVID-19 vaccine, even at personal hospitals, says Nitish Kumar after receiving first dose

Entry to free COVID-19 vaccine was one of many ballot guarantees made by the ruling NDA throughout the state Meeting election final 12 months

Everyone in Bihar will get free COVID-19 vaccine, even at private hospitals, says Nitish Kumar after receiving first dose

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar obtained COVID-19 jab on Monday. Twitter@Jduonline

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday obtained the primary shot of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna and urged folks of the state to get themselves inoculated, reaffirming his authorities’s determination to supply the jabs freed from price, together with at personal amenities.

Kumar obtained the shot at IGIMS hospital in presence of Well being minister Mangal Pandey and appealed to the folks to not let their guard down within the wake of COVID-19 energetic instances coming down drastically within the state, and proceed to observe social distancing and carrying of masks.

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He additionally mentioned preparations have been made on the state-run tremendous specialty hospital for inoculation of all members of the state legislature.

“Initially it was proposed that MLAs and MLCs be given the jabs on the Vidhan Sabha premises itself. However, since higher logistics can be found right here, they are going to be requested to take the photographs right here”, Kumar mentioned.

He additionally underscored the truth that the vaccines had been manufactured “throughout the nation” and had been in nice demand overseas due to their top quality.

Later, speaking to reporters, he mentioned in reply to queries that “all residents over 60 years of age or these youthful however with comorbidities shall be accorded precedence. Vaccines might be supplied freed from price to all”.

“The state will bear the bills, in case of those that get the jabs at any of the designated personal hospitals”.

Free vaccination for COVID-19 was one of many guarantees made by the ruling NDA throughout the latest elections and a proposal to the impact obtained the Cupboard’s nod upon formation of the brand new authorities in November final 12 months.

Kumar, who took the primary dose of vaccine on his birthday, mentioned on the advise of medical doctors he’ll take the obligatory second dose on 31 March.

“I used to be beneath the impression that second dose must be taken precisely after 28 days of the primary one, however medical doctors mentioned it may be taken any time after completion of 28 days and glued 31 March for the second spherical of vaccination for me,” he mentioned.

Requested how he felt after receiving the jab, the chief minister mentioned, “I’m returning with good well being as I had come.”

Deputy Chief Ministers Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi, in addition to senior ministers like Vijay Kumar Chaudhary and Bijendra Prasad Yadav, additionally obtained the primary dose of vaccine at Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) within the state capital.


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