Prime News, National, Karnataka, Health, Disease, Vaccine, Mysuru, January 27:- With the largest vaccination drive that was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16 across the country, 52 ‘frontline warriors’ at Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, received their first jab on Monday (January 25).
The vaccine has come as a hope for the people and could be a massive support to the frontline workers to continue their tireless efforts in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr Gautam Das, general manager, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, said "We salute all the frontline warriors who have helped us during the COVID-19 times. They have shown exemplary courage and worked tirelessly during the pandemic to support the patients; we have seen people rise above their line of duty to contribute their bit in this fight; our team is extremely appreciative of the government authorities for this initiative and helping protect our frontline workers."
He also mentioned that it is mandatory to wear face mask and follow the COVID guidelines like social distancing and washing or sanitising hands even after the vaccine has been administered.”
Dr. Upendra Shenoy, chief of medical services, Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysuru, highlighted that “The vaccination drive is definitely a productive move to contain the COVID-19. “The frontline workers were happy to receive the first dose of their COVID vaccination. After a struggle of around one year with the deadly disease we are all optimistic that the vaccine has been rolled out. Post the initial basic check-up, the vaccine was administered to our frontline warriors.”
Among the participants were Dr Venugopal, neurologist, Columbia Asia Hospital; Dr Ajay Hegde, orthopaedic and joint replacement surgeon, Columbia Asia Hospital and Dr Satish Kumar, physician, Columbia Asia Hospital.
The ongoing drive will also continue in the same manner with support of the frontline warriors and government officials, added Dr Gautam and emphasised the need to understand the efforts being put by these frontline
warriors and respect them.