Dr Harsh Vardhan inspects COVID-19 vaccination at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

New Delhi: Central Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Saturday inspected the COVID-19 vaccination programme at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in which some doctors and health care workers took the vaccine.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said India today launched the biggest vaccination programme, "We should be proud of India's vaccination programme and I assure the people of the efficacy of the vaccination," he said, according to a hospital release. "I have visited Sir Ganga Ram Hospital many times during the peak of COVID crisis.

This is why I am visiting this hospital today as Sir Ganga Ram Hospital has been at the forefront during the fight with COVID. People should not play politics in this important vaccination programme," he said.

According to the information,  the hospital today carried successful vaccination of 100 healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and paramedical staff. Some of the prominent doctors who took Covishield vaccine were Dr Shyam Aggarwal (Chairperson, Dept of Oncology), Dr Chand Wattal (Chairperson, Dept of Microbiology), Dr Sumir Dubey (Sr. Cardiac Surgeon), Dr Gaurav Majumdar (Senior Embryologist, Dept of IVF) and Dr. Amita Chaturvedi. Those who took vaccination will be given the second dose after 28 days.

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