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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar gets first dose of Covid-19 vaccine on 70th birthday

"Vaccination will be absolutely free in the entire Bihar state. Such facility will be made available even at private hospitals, it will be facilitated by the state government," Nitish Kumar said on Mo

Published: 01st March 2021 03:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2021 03:57 PM   |  A+A-

A medic administers the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, during the 2nd phase of a countrywide inoculation drive in Patna on Monday. (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday, who turned 70 on Monday, took first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna and assured the people of the state that his government will provide vaccination free of cost.

"Vaccination will be absolutely free in the entire Bihar state. Such facility will be made available even at private hospitals, it will be facilitated by the state government," Nitish Kumar said on Monday.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the first dose of Covaxin, India's homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and Indian Council of Medical Research, addressing the hesitancy over the COVID-19 vaccine.

PM Modi took the first dose of the vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi.

"Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS," PM Modi tweeted with his picture of receiving the jab.

"Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19," the Prime Minister added.  



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