Mumbai: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced on Monday that he will no longer take coronavirus vaccine shots as he feels that priority groups listed by the government should be administered with the vaccine first.
“I have decided that I will not get vaccinated yet, first it should be given to others. My turn should come afterwards, we have to work to ensure that people listed on the priority groups should be the first one to be injected,” Chouhan said.
Chouhan response comes after the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved the Serum Institute of India for the use of its COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield. In particular, permission has been given for restricted emergency use of indigenously developed Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader IP Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should be injected first with coronavirus vaccines approved by the drugs regulator. He also said that all members of BJP and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) should be vaccinated on priority.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised the scientists and technicians and announced that the world’s biggest inoculation drive against coronavirus is set to begin in the country.