Inaugurates vaccination drive at PCR
Srinagar: With much needed respite from COVID-19 after the successful launch of India’s vaccine, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar Thursday received the first vaccine shot, stating that the vaccine is safe.
Talking to reporters after receiving COVID-19 vaccine, the IGP Kashmir said that in the second phase of the vaccination program, Police, Army, paramilitary, other security agencies and officials of Municipalities and revenue department will be vaccinated.
He said that after taking the vaccine shot “I request the police personnel to take the vaccine without any doubts adding that the people must cooperate with police in every social activity.”
The IGP said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the vaccination program on January 16 and since then the drive is underway in a phased manner and the second phase has started now. “It didn’t cause any harm. The vaccine is safe,” he said.
The phase for police was started from PCR in Srinagar and at all other districts headquarters across the Kashmir valley, the IGP informed.
According to the statement the IGP Kashmir volunteered to be the first to receive the vaccine shot and inaugurate the vaccination drive at PCR Kashmir. Besides, other senior officers of Police were also present on the occasion.
In the first phase of the vaccination, healthcare workers across the union territory were administered the shots, while frontline workers including J&K Police personnel are set to be covered in the second phase.
The vaccination drive was simultaneously inaugurated at all the district headquarters by concerned District SSsP after receiving the first vaccine shots.
The IGP Kashmir while reiterating the value of vaccine, advised all the officials to shed any inhibition and avail this opportunity of administering the vaccine shots.
While appreciating the assiduous efforts of the police personnel during the pandemic, he said that the vaccination drive will be a key factor in strengthening our defence against this disease and will facilitate resumption of our daily life schedules. He also thanked the health department officials for their assistance in administering the vaccine doses to police officials.
Similarly, the vaccination immunisation drives were started in District Ganderbal, Budgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora etc. (KNO)