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Telangana Minister Eatala Rajendar Decides Against Taking First Covid Shot After PM Warning

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Eatala Rajender is Telangana’s Health Minister.

Highlights

  • He cited PM’s “strict instruction” that well being staff must be first
  • Yesterday, the minister had mentioned he would take the primary shot
  • He needed to instill confidence amongst individuals who nonetheless had apprehensions

Hyderabad:

Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender, who had declared he would take the primary vaccine shot, didn’t achieve this immediately citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “strict instruction” that well being staff must be first in line.

“It is necessary to comply with the Prime Minister’s directions. I’m a minister and it’s my responsibility to comply with the PM’s directions and prioritise well being staff,” Mr Rajender mentioned.

Yesterday, the minister had mentioned he would take the primary shot to instill confidence amongst individuals who nonetheless had apprehensions on security of the vaccines.

But a sanitation employee, Krishnamma, grew to become the primary in Telangana to get the Covid vaccine. “I attraction to all to go forward and take the vaccine. I used to be additionally somewhat apprehensive however medical doctors reassured me and the well being minister too instructed me to not fear. I to date haven’t any signs,” she mentioned, holding flowers given by Gandhi Hospital, the place she obtained the jab.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly instructed Chief Ministers at a gathering on vaccine preps that politicians shouldn’t bounce the queue and should wait their flip even when they had been solely making an attempt to encourage confidence.

The Prime Minister’s warning got here after the Haryana authorities requested that public representatives like MPs and MLAs be included within the first part of vaccination.

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Health ministers of Bihar and Odisha additionally reportedly demanded that public representatives from panchayats to Parliament be thought of frontline staff and be vaccinated.

In the federal government’s precedence listing for the primary spherical, well being staff and frontline staff just like the police, civil defence personnel and sanitation staff are on high.

Other excessive threat teams, together with folks above 50 and those that have co-morbidities like diabetes and hypertension, come subsequent.

A sanitation employee at Delhi’s AIIMS was the primary particular person within the nation to be vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus.

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