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Get vaccinated as soon as possible, says Amit Shah

Special Correspondent AHMEDABAD 21 June 2021 23:48 IST
Updated: 21 June 2021 23:54 IST

We will very quickly reach the target of covering the entire population, he says

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday visited vaccination centres in his parliamentary constituency Gandhinagar and urged the citizens to get their jabs as soon as possible as the country has stepped up efforts to vaccinate all eligible citizens by the end of this year.

He also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for launching the world’s largest inoculation drive terming it historic.

“Vaccinating everyone above 18 years old for free in a country as populated as India is a historic decision and because of this decision by PM Modiji, India has been leading in vaccinations per 10 lakh across the world and very quickly we will reach the target of vaccinating almost all. The Central government has made a plan to speed up the vaccination in July and August,” Mr. Shah said at a centre.

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He asked the people to get their shots in around 5,000 centres across the State.

He inaugurated Vaishnodevi and Khodiyar Container Depot flyovers, a railway overbridge at Chattral-Panser road and the office building of the Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) at Kalol in Gandhinagar district.

He cancelled a public programme at the Kalol APMC in the wake of the pandemic. He met people and left the place without giving a speech after the formal inauguration.

The Union Home Minister also called on Governor Acharya Devvrat at the Raj Bhawan. He attended a meeting along with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and others to discuss the re-development of 122 colonies which were earlier developed by the Gujarat Housing Board in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar districts.

Mr. Shah is on a two-day visit to his home State.

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