|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Mar 2: By receiving the first dose of Corona vaccine at Soura Medical Institute on Tuesday, former chief minister and president of National Conference (NC) Dr Farooq Abdullah has extended an olive branch to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While the main opposition party of the country, Congress is questioning the quality of the vaccine, Dr Farooq Abdullah has seized this opportunity to improve relations with the Union Government.
On Monday, the Prime Minister took his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi today said, “Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS”. Modi also lauded the doctors and scientists of the country and said they have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19.
Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary has questioned the timing of the Prime Minister taking the vaccine ahead of Assembly elections in five states. He charged the Prime Minister with politicizing vaccine exercise.
Meanwhile, Omar Abdullah, vice-president of the National Conference and former chief minister while urging people to get the corona vaccine tweeted, “Thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at SKIMS, Srinagar.
Today my 85 year old father & my mother had their first COVID jab.
My father has a number of health issues including being on immunosuppressant for a kidney transplant. If he can get the vaccine, you should as well,”
Omar also thanked the staff of Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, who gave the vaccine to his father.
It is pertinent to mention that on Monday the government informed that in the initial phases of COVID-19 vaccination, 70% of health workers and 57% of front line workers, totalling 3, 81,200 people have been vaccinated in Jammu and Kashmir with no reported case of any sort of serious complication.