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“Memorable Moment, We Even Clicked Pictures”: Nurses Who Gave PM Modi His Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

PM Modi gets his second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, urges people to get inoculated when required as vaccination is the only way to defeat the virus
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"Memorable Moment, We Even Clicked Pictures": Nurses Who Gave PM Modi His Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose

New Delhi: On Thursday morning (April 8), Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his second dose of the COVID vaccine at Delhi’s AIIMS. The second dose was administered after 37 days from his first vaccine shot. Posting an update with pictures on his social media account PM Modi urged everyone who is eligible for getting the vaccine to get inoculated when required. He said,

Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on http://CoWin.gov.in.

Also Read: President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi And Other Ministers Lead By Example, Take COVID-19 Vaccine Shots

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PM Modi was the first beneficiary on March 1 when the nationwide vaccination widened to people above 60 and those over 45 with other illnesses. He has been given the home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), which has been linked to vaccine hesitancy because of its clinical trials status.

Apart from Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi big day as he completed this vaccination, it was a big day for two nurses at AIIMS as they administered the second vaccine dose to him, one of whom had given him his first shot as well. Speaking to the media at the hospital, Nisha Sharma, Nurse, Delhi AIIMS said,

Today in the morning only we got to know that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming to AIIMS for his second dose of vaccine, and we are incharge. We were very happy. After we vaccinated him, he spoke with us for few minutes, he asked where our hometown is. We also took some pictures with him. It was really a memorable moment that we were able to vaccinate him in this pandemic situation.

Also Read: “COVID-19 Pandemic Has Taught Us An Important Lesson,” Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

P Niveda, who was the main nurse last time, added,

I was excited to do this again for the second time. This was the second opportunity I got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulate him for getting vaccinated against the virus. I was very happy..

Talking about India’s coronavirus status, the country currently is witnessing a massive surge in infections. Over the past few weeks, India saw the biggest-ever daily surge, with more than a lakh of cases being registered on Monday (April 5). On Wednesday (April 7), India reported over 1.15 lakh new cases in 24 hours. The total number of infections is now over 1.28 crore.

On the vaccine front, India has been expanding its vaccination programme gradually. The country had started inoculations with frontline and healthcare workers and went on to people above 60 and those over 45 with other illnesses. In the latest round, all above 45 are being vaccinated. So far, over nine crore people have been vaccinated and apart from Covaxin, Pune-based Serum Institute’s Covishield, developed in partnership with Oxford University and pharma giant AstraZeneca, is also being used in the vaccination drive which began on January 16.

Also Read: COVID-19 Vaccines And Dosage: WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan Answers FAQs On Vaccines

NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene

World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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