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Meet The Covid Warriors Of Odisha Who Received The First Shot Of Vaccine Today (IN PICS)

Bhubaneswar: As soon as Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the world’s largest Covid-19 vaccination drive across India at 10.30 am via video conference on Saturday, Odisha government too began its inoculation programme at 161 sites spread across 30 districts in the State.

A total of 16,100 healthcare workers would receive the Covid-19 vaccine shot today, the first day of the vaccination drive.

Let’s meet the Covid warriors who took the first shot of the much awaited vaccine at various places in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Biranchi Nayak, a class IV sanitation worker at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar took the first jab of the vaccination who was followed by Laxmidhar Sahoo, the director of the hospital.

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Biranchi Nayak, a class IV sanitation worker at the Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar took the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine

Similarly, former AIIMS Director and Vice Chancellor of SOA University, Dr Ashok Mohapatra received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at SUM hospital in the capital city.

Dr Ashok Mohapatra receives the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at SUM hospital
Dr Ashok Mohapatra receives the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at SUM hospital (Pic Credit- ANI)

Cuttack: Barsha Dei, a sanitation worker engaged at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine after the inoculation was launched by PM Modi today.

Barsha Dei, a sanitation worker receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at SCB Hospital in Cuttack
Barsha Dei, a sanitation worker receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at SCB Hospital in Cuttack
Barsha Dei, a sanitation worker receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at SCB Hospital in Cuttack

Sundargarh: Deepak Nag, a sanitation worker became the first person to receive the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at Sundargarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).

Deepak Nag, a sanitation worker receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at Sundargarh DHH
Deepak Nag, a sanitation worker receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at Sundargarh DHH

Ganjam: Dr Sunil Kota became the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose at the City Hospital in Berhampur of Ganjam district in presence of the district Collector Vijay Amrute Kulange.

“I am feeling absolutely fine after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. I will appeal all to take the vaccine, whenever their turn comes,” said Dr Kota after getting the shot.

Dr Sunil Kota became the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose at City Hospital in Berhampur
Dr Sunil Kota became the first person to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose at City Hospital in Berhampur

Sambalpur: A class IV staff of Sambalpur DHH, Prahlad Suna, became the first to get the Covid-19 vaccine at the facility.

Prahlad Suna, a class IV staff of Sambalpur DHH receives the first shot of Covid-19
Prahlad Suna, a class IV staff of Sambalpur DHH receives the first shot of Covid-19

Nuapada: The Covid-19 vaccination programme was inaugurated at Evangelical Hospital at Khariar in Nuapada district. Setting an example for everyone, the senior-most doctor of the facility, Dr. Ajit Singh, received the first shot of the vaccine.

Dr. Ajit Singh receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at Evangelical Hospital in Khariar, Nuapada
Dr. Ajit Singh receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at Evangelical Hospital in Khariar, Nuapada

Puri: First dose of Covishield administered to 59-year-old attendant Biswanath Mallick at Puri DHH in the presence of district collector Samarth Verma.

An attendant at Puri DHH, Biswanath Mallick receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine
An attendant at Puri DHH, Biswanath Mallick receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Kendrapara: Dr Kishore Mishra posted at Kendrapara DHH was the first person to get the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the facility.

Dr Kishore Mishra get the first jab at Kendrapara DHH
Dr Kishore Mishra get the first jab at Kendrapara DHH

Khordha: Bhagirathi Nayak, a sanitation worker engaged at the Khordha DHH received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine after the vaccination was launched today.

A sanitation worker, Bhagirathi Nayak receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at Khorhda DHH
A sanitation worker, Bhagirathi Nayak receives the first shot of Covid-19 vaccine at Khorhda DHH
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