Bhubaneswar: With the much-awaited Covid vaccination drive being imminent and Odisha having conducted two phases of dry run state-wide in quick succession to assess the pros and cons of preparedness for the purpose, Director of Medical Education and Training (DMET) today asked the people not be scared of the vaccine.
Interacting with media persons on the sidelines of the second phase dry run conducted today, DMET C.B.K Mohanty said, “I personally think there is no need for being frightened of the vaccine and vaccination process. I’m a doctor and if it is available to me in the initial phase, I’ll definitely get myself vaccinated. But, I would rather prefer that my colleagues get protected by it first. Hence, I won’t miss the bus if I get a chance initially when the vaccination drive begins here in the State.”
Responding to media query, the DMET explained, “Availing vaccination is ensuring one’s personal protection. When the Government has already permitted for the mass use of the vaccine, it has been done after it has undergone several stages of clinical trials. The reports of the experts have also been analyzed and eventually the vaccine has been approved.”
To make his point of view clearer, the health expert further argued, “Here arises two questions if one seeks to survive under the spectre of Coronavirus or get oneself shielded from the deadly virus. Hence, one should better opt for the more beneficial proposition.”
On the media reports relating to health hazards post-vaccination, the DMET reacted, “These are all construed to be rumours as not based on factual observations by several experts.”