Beginning of vaccination is the proudest moment for our country: Telangana Governor

16-01-2021 Sat 15:42

Hyderabad, Jan 16: Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan on Saturday said that beginning of the vaccination is the proudest moment for the country.

“The vaccination to the frontline warriors is not just a mere vaccination, it is indeed a thanks giving injection to them for their selfless services since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic,” she added.

The Governor, along with her husband and renowned Nephrologist, Dr P. Soundararajan, visited the NIMS Hospital, here, and launched the vaccination programme for the frontline warriors in the State.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that the launch of world’s largest vaccination programme has signalled the end of pandemic and the beginning of protection in our country.

The last year was like the year of pandemic, now this New Year is like the year of protection.

The Governor thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the motivation and support to the scientists to develop the vaccine to protect the people from Covid-19.

“Our Prime Minister has personally visited the Bharat Biotech Laboratory at the Genome Valley in Hyderabad and motivated the scientists to come up with effective vaccine to end the Covid-19,” she added.

The Governor stated that due to the relentless efforts of our scientists, we could come up with our own vaccine. We must be proud that we are not dependent upon any other country for the vaccine.

Our own vaccine development is in the true spirit of self-reliant India as per the vision of our Prime Minister’s Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

We must salute our scientists for the vaccine development and making it available. This is the greatest achievement by our scientific community and shows their capability, the country is proud of their research and innovation.

She stated that India, especially Hyderabad, is emerging as the pharmaceutical capital of the world. In fact we have been supplying medicines to more than 150 countries.

Many countries are looking at India for the supply of our vaccine to protect their people.

Soon our country will start supplying Covid-19 vaccine to different countries as we have started vaccinating our frontline warriors.

Terming this day as ‘the day to remember’ in our fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan stated that it was a day to express our gratitude to the frontline warriors.

Dispelling the myths about the vaccines, the Governor said that the vaccines made in India are very safe.

There should not be any hesitancy to take the vaccine. We need not be afraid to take the vaccine.

It is the safe vaccine and even if there are any allergic or other minor complications due to the vaccine, there are special arrangements in place to deal with such complications, if any.

 She appealed to all the frontline warriors and others to take the vaccine with confidence as the vaccines were developed and cleared as per the strict safety norms in place adhering to the international standards.

When asked when she was taking the vaccine, the Governor stated that as per the vision of our Prime Minister, the frontline warriors were rightly being given priority.

This is the day to express our gratitude to the frontline warriors like doctors, medical personnel, nurses, sanitation workers, police, journalists, and others who have been tirelessly working for the past 10 months.

“As the First Citizen of the State, I would take the vaccine along with all other citizens,” she added.

Earlier, she personally visited the vaccination room at the NIMS and observed the vaccination process for the first three frontline warriors.

The Governor presented the frontline warriors, who took the first vaccination shots at NIMS, with flowers and appreciation letters after the vaccination and thanked them for being the frontline warriors.

 Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said that on the first day 30 frontline warriors will be given vaccine shots in each of the 139 vaccination centres across the State.

She has assured that the number of centres will be increased gradually and added that all the people in Telangana State will be protected through vaccination.

The Governor appealed to the people to be safe and adhere to all the preventive norms till the vaccination is completed.

Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan urged the journalists to take all precautions and adhere to the preventive norms so as to be safe till they get complete vaccination, as they are the people striving hard to take the message to the people for their wellbeing.

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