PM Deuba visited COVID- 19 vaccination centres, jab of ‘Johnson and Johnson’ kicked off

Jul 19, 2021
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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today visited the centres for ‘Johnson &Johnson’ vaccination campaign against COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister reached the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, Jorpati; Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj; Bir Hospital-based COVID-19 Central Unified Hospital and the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (Patan Hospital), Lalitpur to oversee the vaccination drive.

At the Central Unified Hospital, Deputy Director Dr Ashesh Dhungel briefed the Prime Minister about the campaign. On the occasion, the Prime Minister was accompanied by US Ambassador for Nepal, Randy Berry.

Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, Laxam Aryal and Hospital Executive Director Dr Jageshwor Gautam apprised the Prime Minister about hospital activities.

Hospital’s executive director Dr Gautam said 1,000 people would be given the jab today. The US government had provided 1 million 534 thousand 850 doses of the Johnson &Johnson vaccines to Nepal under the COVAX facility on July 12.

Only one dose of this vaccine needs to be administered. Before this, the Covishield and Vero Cell vaccines were administered on priority basis.