Hyderabad: In a virtual talk on Covid vaccination organized by the Telangana State Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Trade (TSFCCT) here on Sunday, the State Government will put in place a system to advise and create trust among healthcare workers who have registered for Covid vaccine, Health Minister Etela Rajender said.
Rajender said that due to unreliable and unscientific news and rumors being spread, healthcare workers and even a portion of the general population are reluctant to receive Covid vaccine. The Covid vaccine needs people to be reassured.
“I volunteered to take the Covid vaccine to dispel such concerns and create trust. Today, 25 to 30% of health staff have not received the vaccine. In dispelling myths and fears, the medical fraternity must play an important role,” he said.
The State Government is committed to making the Covid vaccine available to everyone in Telangana, but the Covid vaccination campaign is governed by the Union Government. We recently asked the Health Minister of the Union to allow us to obtain more doses because the vaccine is being produced locally here in Hyderabad. We are awaiting a positive response from Dr. Harsh Vardhan to our requests,” he said.
The virtual talk was attended by senior office bearers of TSFCCT including its president, Prakash Ammanabolu, C Nand Kumar, Manepalli Murali Krishna and others. (INN)