*Get vaccinated without any hesitation; appeals Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar*
*Why hesitate when PM himself has taken the jab*
*3rd phase of Covid-19 Vaccination drive begins*
*Sirsi – March 1, 2021*: 3rd phase of Covid vaccination drive has begun and people should take the jab without any hesitation, says Health & Medical Education Minister Dr.K.Sudhakar. he was speaking to the media after flagging off the drive in Shirsi.
First phase of vaccination was done in Bengaluru, second phase in Kalyana Karnataka and third phase is being started in Sirsi, he said. All citizens above 60 years of age and people above the age of 45 with specified comorbidities are given eligible for the vaccination. There are 50 lakh people above the age of 60 years and 16 lakh with comorbidities said the Minister. Serious consequences of infection can be prevented through vaccine. Therefore, it is necessary to get vaccinated. Prime Minister himself has taken the jab and set example for others to follow, he added.
Some people are spreading rumours in Social media. People should only believe government authenticated information and follow it. If one gets infected after getting the vaccination, there won’t be much effects. Balanced food and disciplined life style will lead to good health. This will also contribute for economical and educational growth. There is no progress without health said Dr.K.Sudhakar.
National Economic forum has suggested that all states should keep aside at least 8% budget for health sector. There is also mention of increased human resource for healthcare. We are recruiting 2,150 doctors for serving in rural area. We already announced special incentives for serving in rural areas. We are also upgrading the Primary Health Centres to be able to work 24/7 said the Minister.
Legislative assembly Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri was present.
*Other Points made by the Minister*
• 270 vaccine centres have been prepared for 3rd phase of vaccination. Register and get the vaccine voluntarily
• People from Uttara Kannada should be example for others in getting vaccinated.
• People can directly come to vaccine centres and register. Not necessary that one should register it only online.
• Second wave is being witnessed in neighboring states, we have taken strict measures to prevent it.