Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma& |  Photo Credit: ANI
- Two COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by Centre so far
- Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin and Serum Institute of India’s Covishield have been allowed emergency use in the country
Jaipur: Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma on Sunday hit out at the detractors of COVID-19 vaccines stressing that now is not the time to question the inoculation drive. He also urged the people to trust the vaccines since trials have been conducted.
Raghu Sharma, a Congress leader, took a veiled dig at his own party and Opposition leaders who have been questioning the credibility of COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Centre last week for emergency use.
While speaking to media, the Rajasthan Health Minister said, “We should trust vaccines. When the government of India is providing vaccines, I don’t think there arises any reason for unnecessary questions. Trials have also been conducted.”
“When PM himself held meeting with everyone, I don’t think it’s time to question vaccines,” he added.
Talking about the vaccination drive in Rajasthan, the Health Minister confirmed that around 4.5 lakh people will be vaccinated in the first phase in the state.
The state government has trained over 18,000 people to carry out the inoculation process.
Rajasthan reports 430 new COVID-19 cases
Rajasthan reported 430 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday. According to the state health department, the total count of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 3,12,521 including 6,730 active cases.
The state has seen 1,098 new recoveries and total recoveries in the state have gone up to 3,03,060. Four more deaths were reported due to the disease, taking the toll to 2,731