Politicians identified to be thick-skinned, do you intend to make use of particular needle: PM Modi to nurses earlier than vaccination

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested the nurses administering the Covid-19 vaccine to him on Monday whether or not they have been planning to make use of some particular thick needle as politicians are identified to be “very thick-skinned”, drawing laughter from the medical employees who instantly felt comfortable.

Prime Minister Modi took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS right here.

Nurse P Niveda, who hails from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN to the Prime Minister, sources mentioned. Another nurse, Rosamma Anil, was additionally there to help within the vaccine administering course of.

“When Prime Minister Modi arrived early in the morning, it was natural that the medical staff at AIIMS was perhaps a bit overawed by the situation,” a supply mentioned.

Realising this, the Prime Minister immediately struck a dialog with them, asking their names and about their native locations to place them comfortable, they mentioned.

Then to loosen up the ambiance, he requested the nurses whether or not they would use a needle meant for veterinary functions. The nurses mentioned no however didn’t totally perceive the query.

Politicians are identified to be “very thick-skinned”, PM Modi quipped and requested in the event that they have been planning to make use of some particular thick needle for him, in accordance with the sources.

On listening to this, the nurses not solely laughed however have been additionally put comfortable, the sources mentioned. The Prime Minister additionally posted an image of himself taking the primary dose of the vaccine with a smile on his face.

Nurses Niveda and Rosamma Anil from Kerala could be seen within the image.

The two nurses are additionally seen in different footage launched. In one among them, they’re seen standing subsequent to the Prime Minister posing for the {photograph}.

In one other image, whereas Niveda is seen injecting the vaccine, the opposite nurse is seen serving to within the course of.

Nurse Niveda later advised reporters that the prime minister, after being administered the vaccine shot, remarked, “Laga bhi diya, pata bhi nahin chala (Already done? I didn’t even feel it).”

Niveda mentioned she has been working with the AIIMS right here for 3 years and is at the moment posted on the vaccine centre.

“We found out PM sir is coming for vaccination this morning. When I came here only then I got to know that sir is coming. It was really nice to meet sir,” she mentioned.

He has been administered the primary dose of Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN and can want his second dose in 28 days, the nurse mentioned.

“He talked with us and asked us from where we belong,” she mentioned.

Rosamma Anil, the nurse from Kerala, mentioned it was very good to fulfill the prime minister and added that he was “very comfortable”.

“Today is the happiest day of my life because our Prime Minister Modi ji came to our AIIMS hospital to get a vaccine. He greeted us with folded hands, saying ‘vanakkam’,” she mentioned.

“He (Modi) was under observation for 30 minutes after taking the COVAXIN injection. Sir had no complications. He was very happy,” Rosamma Anil mentioned.

“Before leaving the hospital after half an hour, sir came to us again with folded hands, saying thank you and vanakkam,” she mentioned.

AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria mentioned Prime Minister Modi’s move to take the primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the very first day of India opening up the inoculation drive for senior residents and people aged 45 and above with comorbidities ought to remove any hesitancy from the minds of individuals concerning the vaccine.

The authorities had introduced on Wednesday that everybody above 60 years of age and people over 45 years with comorbidities will have the ability to get the COVID-19 vaccine from March 1 without spending a dime at authorities amenities and for a cost at many non-public hospitals.

Citizens will have the ability to register and e book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and wherever, utilizing the Co-WIN 2.zero portal or by way of different IT purposes equivalent to Aarogya Setu.