Hyderabad, Jan.2 (Hydnow): Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has visited the Corona vaccination dry run centre at Primary Health Centre, Tilaknagar, here, on Saturday.
She went round the dry run centre and had interaction with the medical and health staff and the beneficiaries who were given the vaccine.
The visit by Governor, along with her husband Dr. P. Soundararajan, a renowned Nephrologist, turned out to be a huge morale booster to the frontline warriors and the beneficiaries who were taking the vaccination in the State.
The Governor, who herself is a medical professional, has inspected the cold chain system, vaccination rooms, personally observed the vaccination process to a couple of beneficiaries at the centre.
Speaking to the media at the dry run centre, Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan appealed to the people not to be vaccine-hesitant.
“Vaccine is safe. People all over the world are taking the vaccine. There is not even a single incident of fatality due to the vaccination till now. People should not be afraid to take the vaccine. I am concerned that some surveys indicated that 40 per cent of the health care workers have shown vaccine-hesitancy. We all must take vaccine and get protected from the virus,” she added.
The Governor also appealed to the media to strive to create awareness about the safety of the vaccination and help motivate the people to willingly go for the vaccination.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said that the vaccination process would be taken in four stages in the State and around 80 Lakh people would be vaccinated. As part of the first phase of vaccination, around 5 Lakh people would be given the vaccine.
The healthcare workers, frontline warriors, people above 50 years of age and those below 50 years of age with other health complications would be covered as part of the vaccination in the State.
The Governor stated that the dry run would help find out the effectiveness of the system and the measures to initiate for the actual rollout of the vaccination later.
Expressing her satisfaction about the dry-run, the Governor appreciated the efforts made by the Medical and Public Health department in the State.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the massive initiative to come up with vaccination program in our country.
“The Prime Minister’s earlier visit to the Bharat Biotech Centre at Genome Valley showed his keen and strong resolve to roll out the massive vaccination program in our country,” she added.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan said that 2020 was the year of pandemic and we are transitioning into the 2021 as the Year of Protection. Governor saluted the frontline workers for their selfless service and tireless work in protecting all.
The Governor also thanked and applauded the tremendous work done by the scientists in our country in developing and producing the Covid-19 vaccine. She said that their effort in vaccine production was a big boost to the Made in India and a step towards the Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
The Governor interacted with the medical and health staff and the beneficiaries, who got vaccinated on the first day and appreciated them.
Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan personally handed over the appreciation and safe, healthy and prosperous New Year-2021 wishes greeting cards to the medical and health staff and to the beneficiaries.
Director of Medical and Public Health Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao explained about the arrangements for the dry-run and the actual vaccination programme in the State to Governor. He said that Governor’s visit and appreciation was a big motivation and morale booster to the healthcare staff. (Hydnow)