COVID-19 vaccination drive in India: After taking a shot of COVAXIN, Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, the Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday compared it to Sanjeevani.
He said that "We've been administered Covaxin." This COVID-19 vaccine will work as 'Sanjeevani', he said, adding that Hanuman Ji crossed India to get it, but this 'Sanjeevani' was available at your nearby private and government facilities.
"We've paid Rs 250 for it, those who can afford should pay," said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
He further said that despite the initial glitches, about 34 lakh registrations were made on CoWIN platform by the last night.
"Today, by 9:30 am, 5 lakh people registered. With over 97 percent recoveries, India has the highest recovery rate in the world while fatality rate at 1.42 percent is the lowest," said the Union Health Minister.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Patna.
On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had received the first dose of COVAXIN.
Thus, the BJP President JP Nadda said that "Prime Minister Narendra Modi by taking the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday has given a clear message that we must participate in the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India."
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