City hospital launches Covid vaccination drive

Chennai: SIMS Hospitals (SRM Institutes for Medical Science), Vadapalani, has joined India’s vaccination drive against Covid-19 with ‘Covishield’ vaccine.

Inaugurated by Dr J Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamilnadu, the vaccine will be provided free of cost to about 1500 healthcare workers as well as frontline workers of SIMS Hospital, in this phase-I of vaccination drive.

Using their government identity cards, health workers can register themselves to avail the free dose.

Radhakrishnan said, “Building trust and confidence to motivate people to get vaccinated for good is very important. I personally got the immunisation vaccine administered to emphasise the vaccine’s safety and efficacy. Once the beneficiaries get their first dose of vaccine, they are still required to maintain all Covid 19 safety measures like wearing a mask and sanitising their hands and diligently come for their second dose of vaccination without missing it.”
Ravi Pachamoothoo, chairman, SRM Hospitals, was present.


NT Bureau