Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari gets first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today joined the league of people who have got the first dose of the vaccine. On March 5, he was administered the first shot at the state-run JJ Hospital here on Friday.

As per the official statement that been issued, Koshyari took the dose of Covaxin. The homegrown Covaxin vaccine is developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the ICMR and the National Institute of Virology, Pune. Even Prime Minister on Monday had taken the dose of Covaxin.

The third phase of COVID-19 vaccination in India commenced on Monday, March 1, covering people over 60 and above. Even those above the age of 45 years with comorbidities are eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccines.

NCP head Sharad Pawar along with his family had taken the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine earlier in the week.

According to the guidelines by the Central government, vaccination will be done in private hospitals as well as municipal and government hospitals.

In private hospitals, the vials will be charged at INR 250, whereas in the government hospitals it will be free of cost.

Earlier on Thursday, governor Koshyari had met a delegation from the transgender community. They had met him to apprise him of the exploitation faced by the community during the pandemic. The transgender community in their meeting with the governor also explained how their fundamental rights were being denied to them. 

It is said that Koshyari had assured that he will look into the matter and offer a solution. 

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