Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: The Minority Coordination Committee (MCC) in Gujarat on Tuesday appealed to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani to take the first shot of the COVID vaccine approved by DCGI so that it can instill faith in people about the dose.
MCC’s Mujahid Nafees in a letter to Vijay Rupani said that the CM along with his minister and top officials of the state should first take the vaccine to improve the faith of the people about the same.
“Gujarat will become a model state in this thing too. As CM is responsible for the health of 6.30 crore people of the state, he should take the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” the letter said.
What the letter says about vaccine
It further said in many countries of the world, the head of the state took the first shot of the vaccine to improve the faith of its people.
The vaccine approval given by the Centre has raised some controversies with competing pharma firms questioning the approval.
There were also reports that one vaccine got approved even though it was still in the clinical trial stage. This means that the vaccine is not completely ready for use and this has increased the fear of its side-effect among people, the letter alleged.
Recently DCGI approved two COVID-19 vaccines – Serum Institute of India’s Covishield and Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for emergency and restricted use in the country.
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