In Andhra Pradesh, the COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus vaccination drive started with launch at Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Science (SVIMS) hospital in Tirupati.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched the COVID-19 vaccination programme virtually from New Delhi.
He addressed the Nation and launched the most awaited drive, the biggest vaccination drive in the World.
The virtual inauguration by Mr. Modi was attended by the district incharge Collector D. Markandeyulu, the State Joint Collector (Development) V. Veerabrahmam, SVIMS Director Dr. B Vengamma, District Medical and Health Officer (DM&HO) Dr. M Penchalaiah and others at SVIMS auditorium.
The Prime Minister received huge applause when he mentioned a noted Telugu writer Gurajada Appa Rao and quoted his saying “Sontha labham kontha manuko.. poruguvadiki sayapadavoyi. Desamante mattikadoi.. desamante manushuloyi.”
After the meeting, SVIMS Medical Superintendent Dr. Ram took the first shot, which would be followed by 99 other healthcare personnel.
In regard to the arrangements, the district authorities made elaborate arrangements to administer vaccination.
Each district would have 29 session sites and each site would have two centres for the programme.
Nearly 100 people would get the shot per day in each centre.
The COVID-19 vaccine shots would be administered till 4:00 P.M., today.
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