Mysuru, March 1:- Staying in tune with the second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive, which began today (March 1), was inaugurated by Rajamatha Pramoda Devi Wadiyar at JSS Hospital in the city.
Bharatanatyam exponent Dr Vasundhara Doreswamy and Hosamutt’s Chidananda Swamiji took the vaccination.
Talking on the occasion, Pramoda Devi said, “I want to donate 1,000 vaccines for those who can’t afford it. They can get enrolled at JSS Hospital for a free vaccination. I will be taking responsibility.”
She said, “I am not taking a vaccine now but will take it when my turn comes. I will definitely inform the media. I advise everyone to take the vaccine without any fear. I hope the whole country becomes coronavirus-free in the next couple of months.”
JSS Hospital director Colonel M Dayananda, medical superintendent Dr Guruswamy, principal Dr H Basavanagaudappa and others were present.
In the first phase, health workers and Covid warriors were given the vaccination. This time, people who are above 60 years of age and diabetics in the age group of 45-59 will get the vaccine. It is freely available at Government Hospitals. At private hospitals, a vaccine will cost Rs 250. Mysuru Medical College & Research Institute (trauma centre), District Hospital, all taluk hospitals, JSS Hospital and Apollo Hospital have been chosen for the vaccination. Around 200 people will be vaccinated every day.
All those eligible people can get vaccinated at designated hospitals on first-cum-first-served basis after booking online. In the coming days, people can get vaccinated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at all the designated hospitals.
If there are any side effects after vaccination, an emergency squad has been formed to handle the situation. (MR/HN/MN)