Bhubaneswar: In ongoing massive COVID vaccination drive, many key persons including Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today received the jab on first day in third phase of the inoculation.
CM Patnaik, Odisha Assembly Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro and Deputy Speaker Rajani Kant Singh got the first shot by the Capital Hospital Nurse Smaranika Ransingh at the Assembly Dispensary in the morning.
After receiving the vaccine, Patnaik urged people to get vaccinated in battle against Coronavirus.
Happy to share that I took my first dose of #COVID19 vaccine today. Grateful to our scientists, health workers for their race against time to deliver the vaccines to people.
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) March 1, 2021
As many as 20 legislators of Odisha Assembly received the vaccine on the first day of third phase vaccination programme that includes the senior citizens and persons above 45 and below 59 with comorbidities as the beneficiaries.