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Address vaccine hesitancy, ensure vaccine wastage is minimised: Sonia Gandhi to Congress leaders

Prime News, National (New Delhi), June 24:- Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday told her party leaders to address the vaccine hesitancy among people and to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine wastage is minimized. The interim Congress chief said the party must play an active role in ensuring full COVID-19 vaccination coverage to wipe out the threat posed by the deadly coronavirus.

She also said that the country needs to prepare for the possible third wave and take proactive measures so that children are spared this calamity.

Addressing a virtual meeting of party general secretaries and in-charges of AICC in various states, Sonia Gandhi called upon party leaders and workers to continue to put pressure on the union government to ensure that the daily rate of vaccination trebles so that 75 per cent of the population gets fully vaccinated by end of this year.

Her comments come in the wake of the BJP accusing Congress of aiding vaccine hesitancy. “On the pandemic, let me say that it is absolutely essential that our party plays an active role in ensuring full vaccination coverage. At the national level, the daily rate of vaccination has to treble so that 75 per cent of our population gets fully vaccinated by end of this year,” she said. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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