Udayavni Special

Infosys founder,Ex-Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao’s 102-year-old relative among nearly 2K people who take COVID-19 vaccine

Team Udayavani, Mar 2, 2021, 10:35 AM IST

Bengaluru: Tech giant Infosys co-founders N R Narayanamurthy and Kris Gopalakrishnan joined several other senior citizens, including a 97-year old man, in getting vaccinated for COVID-19 as the inoculation drive for sections of the general public kick-started in Karnataka on Monday.

The city-based Infosys founders and Sudha Murty, wife of Narayanamurthy, reached the Narayana Health City here in the evening and took the vaccine shot in the presence of its founder Dr Devi Shetty, a statement from the healthcare facility said.

Earlier, Ramaswami Parthasarathy (97) became the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the Manipal Hospital here as the drive for vaccinating people aged above 60 and those over 45 with comorbidities got underway in the state.

Former Foreign Secretary Nirupama Menon Rao’s 102-year-old relative joined the many others who got inoculated on Monday in Bengaluru as the vaccination for the general public kick-started in the country.

Sharing the information, the retired diplomat tweeted, “My daughter-in-law”s 102-year-old grandfather got the first dose of his COVIDVaccination in Bengaluru today.” As many as 1,950 people other than health and frontline workers, got inoculated in the state on Monday.

In all, 1,950 people, including 1,576 senior citizens, took the vaccine during the day, Health department officials said.

Mysuru district took the lead with 285 people taking the shot, followed by 170 in Bengaluru Urban district, 168 in Ballari, 120 in Uttara Kannada, 80 in Belagavi and 74 in Kodagu.

In the category of people above 45 years with comorbidities, maximum of 83 people took the vaccine in Raichur, followed by 75 in Bengaluru, 47 in Ballari, 22 in Kalaburagi, 19 each in Bidar and Chikkaballapura.

According to state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar, as many as 270 vaccine centres have been set up.

As the drive started, senior citizens sporting face masks queued up in the hospitals for getting the vaccine shot.

Some of the beneficiaries were wheelchair bound.

The health department has appealed to the senior citizens and people above 45 years with comorbidities to register themselves for inoculation.

Meanwhile, the government hospitals too started the preparations for vaccination.

‘Today only we got direction from the government. We are starting the registration process from today and will begin the vaccination drive once the preparations are over,’ Director and Dean of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Dr C R Jayanthi told PTI.

The state government has said vaccination will take place at all its taluk and district level hospitals and two identified private hospitals in each district.

According to the state health department, vaccination days will be Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in government facilities and all working days in private hospitals.

The number of vaccinations would be limited to 200 per day per session site and would be on a first come first serve basis.

However, online registered beneficiaries would be allotted a specific time in a day.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

B’luru: Three health workers sacked for taking bribe for fake COVID-19 reports

Karnataka DyCM directs officials not to force students in hostels to vacate

Ujire Kidnap case: Two accused granted bail

Modi for utilising industry’s full potential to meet oxygen demand

B’luru pvt hospitals body to challenge order on 80% beds for COVID-19

India closer to building world’s biggest nuclear plant: EDF

States must jointly negotiate uniform Covid-19 vaccine price with manufacturers, says Chidambaram

Related Articles More

COVID-19: 28,447 fresh cases in Kerala, active cases 1.78L

Delhi puts in request for ”Oxygen Express”; demand likely to be met from Rourkela

Bihar’s ”oxygen man” ray of hope for critical COVID-19 patients

India’s COVID-19 graph may peak at 33-35 lakh active cases by May 15, say IIT scientists

TN CM writes to Modi, seeks 20 lakh doses of Covid vaccine from Centre


Do Surgical Masks Protect You from Viruses?

UV Exclusive | Increase in covid but why hiring of ventilator operator

Udayavani 23-April-2021 News Bulletin

D.K. district administration will be able to deal with the situation adequately for the next 15 days: Dr. Rajendra K.V

Mangaluru: 1 arrested in Surathkal animal cruelty case

Latest Additions

IAF airlifts empty oxygen tankers, containers to filling stations across India

B’luru: Three health workers sacked for taking bribe for fake COVID-19 reports

PM to launch distribution of e-property cards under SWAMITVA scheme on Saturday

Karnataka DyCM directs officials not to force students in hostels to vacate

Ujire Kidnap case: Two accused granted bail

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.