Ever since the Kovid-19 vaccination began in Odisha from January 16, the 51-year-old health worker Biranchi Naik was first vaccinated at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. He has been working in the hospital for 30 years. But in this vaccination campaign, 65-year-old doctor Chinmay Bijay Kumar Mohanty became a topic of discussion when he came in fear of vaccine among the people and put the top of his shirt up and said – first put me on the vaccine.
Mohanty said that there is no medicine for corona, but the vaccine is the only support. Mohanty told that “When I was getting the vaccine, the additional director sitting with me was scared. But they took the vaccine soon after my turn. Perhaps they were relieved thinking that if a 65-year-old man could take the vaccine, anyone could. After me, almost my friends took the vaccine – there is not a single close friend left who has not got the vaccine. It is safer if we compare the side effects of the Kovid vaccine to the side effects of measles, diphtheria, rabies, mumps, tetanus, and influenza vaccines. “
Several other doctors including Dr. Laxmidhar Sahu, Director of Capital Hospital, Neurosurgeon, Dr. Ashok Mahapatra and Dr. Gitanjali Butmanben, Director of AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, also took the first day. More than 16,000 health workers in the state were vaccinated on 16 January.