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Two hospital trustees in Surat take vaccine

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Two trustees of the SDA Diamond Hospital, who weren’t well being employees, had been additionally among the many beneficiaries of first photographs of Covid-19 vaccines in Surat on Saturday.
On the primary day of the country-wide immunisation train at 3,006 session websites, round 100 beneficiaries every from the three crore precedence group comprising healthcare and frontline employees had been administered the vaccine.
However, Surat Deputy Health Commissioner Dr Ashish Naik mentioned that the 2 trustees– Dinesh Navadia and CP Vanani — had been included within the record of beneficiaries as a result of they had been a part of the hospital administration committee.
Navadia can also be the Gujarat regional chairman of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the regional president of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) of South Gujarat. Vanani is former president of the Surat Diamond Association (SDA).
Navadia informed The Sunday Express, “We are not health workers but we are running the hospital and are its trustees. So when the list of the beneficiaries were sent to the health department, our names were also added to it and it was approved by the SMC (Surat Municipal Corporation). We got a message from the SMC health department to take the vaccine, so we took it.” He added, “It was a nice experience and we were not afraid of vaccines. Even after vaccination, we have to take precautions. One should not be careless after getting a vaccine.”
Dr Ashish Naik mentioned, “Vanani and Navadia were included in the list because they are the part of hospital management committee and trusts. There are many other private hospitals where such vaccination centre is there but I have not come across anyone in Surat who is not a health worker and yet had taken vaccine.”

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