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Govt ought to start with COVID-19 vaccination after making concrete preparations: Akhilesh Yadav

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LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday mentioned the COVID-19 vaccination programme is a “sensitive process”, and the federal government ought to to not deal with it as “cosmetic” occasion as it’s matter of lives of individuals.

Yadav had on Saturday termed the anti-Covid vaccine to be rolled out within the nation as a “vaccine of the BJP” and mentioned he wouldn’t take the shot, prompting a pointy response not solely from the ruling get together but additionally from NC vice-president Omar Abdullah.

The recent remarks by the SP chief come on a day when India’s medicine regulator accredited Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute, and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech for restricted emergency use within the nation, paving the best way for an enormous inoculation drive.

In a tweet in Hindi, Yadav mentioned, “The anti-Covid vaccination is a sensitive process. Hence, the BJP Government should not consider this as a ‘sajaawati-dikhaawati (decorative-cosmetic) event, and commence it only after concrete arrangements are made. This is a matter of lives of people, so the risk of improvement at later stage cannot be taken. A specific date for vaccinating the poor people should be declared.”

While Yadav requested the federal government to tread with warning, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Sunday congratulated the scientists related to the coronavirus vaccine and urged the Centre to make it out there for the poor freed from price

In a tweet in Hindi, she mentioned, “The ‘swadeshi’ anti-Covid vaccine is welcome and congratulations to the scientists. A request to the Central government is that along with all the health workers, if the extremely poor people get the vaccine free of cost, then it will be appropriate.”

Yadav’s remarks on Saturday had prompted an prompt retort from BJP chief and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya who termed his assertion an “insult to the doctors and scientists of the country”.


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