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Vax safety has been guiding principle, shun rumours: Harsh Vardhan

NEW DELHI,(IANS): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday joined doctors and potential vaccine beneficiaries at AIIMS here at the launch of the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination drive. Vardhan emphasised that safety above all else has been the guiding principle in the entire process.
He said the Prime Minister has been personally involved in the management of the pandemic since the start and Saturday launch marks the culmination of five months of hard work on rolling out the COVID vaccines, and termed the vaccination drive as the finest structure in place.
"These vaccinations are being given all over the country and in all parts, whether it is a rural area, whether it is a tribal belt, whether it is a suburban area, whether it is urban setting, a slum in an urban setting, even in the remotest part of the country the system has been put in place. Lakhs of healthcare workers from the national level to the block level have been trained for this exercise," said Vardhan.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi