Telangana: Here's how Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan plans to create COVID-19 vaccine awareness among hesitant tribals

Even though the Telangana government has been achieveing feat in vaccinating its citizens against COVID-19, the state yet lacks to vaccinate people staying in tribes as they are reluctant of taking the vaccine. The tribals have lack of awareness of vaccine and so they are hesitant to take the jabs

However, Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan in a bid to make the tribals aware of the vaccine, she will be going to a tribal village in Rangareddy on Monday and get the vaccine among them in a PHC which will attend to them.

"So, I will be with the tribal brothers and sisters tomorrow and it'll be a message to them so that they'll also get the vaccination done," she added.

As Telangana crossed the 1 crore COVID-19 vaccination doses mark on June 25, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar said that the state could do this on account of its strategic approach, and emphasised that a larger number of people can be vaccinated once more doses are made available.

Tamilisai had taken her first jab against COVID-19 in Puducherry.

"I want to have my second vaccination in Telangana of which I am the Governor. The Chief Minister of Telangana had also requested me to get my second vaccination dose in Telangana," she added.

She said there was no shortage of vaccines in Puducherry and added that no time was lost in contacting the Central authorities and supply of vaccine was available without delay to meet the requirement here.

Five Ministers (three from AINRC and two from Bharatiya Janata Party) were inducted into the Rangasamy-led NDA government here on June27. However, they are yet to be allotted portfolios.

Stating there was every need to develop Puducherry industrially and also in the tourism sector, Soundararajan said she had held discussions with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin recently (for making available the strip of land falling within the Tamil Nadu limits) for expansion of Puducherry airport as it would benefit Tamil Nadu also.

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