Says intelligent workforce of India developed Corona vaccine in less than a year
Srinagar: Director, Sheri Kashmir Institute Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura, Dr AG Ahangar on Saturday said the much awaited vaccine for Corona-Virus has been developed, less than a year after the outbreak of deadly pandemic.
Dr Ahangar said developing a vaccine for novel Corona-Virus was like a miracle to happen and that the collective efforts of the intelligent workforce of India finally succeeded to develop the same.
“It takes decades to develop a vaccine for viral pathology; in fact there is still no vaccine available for many viral diseases. But thanks god the intelligent workforce of our country succeeded to develop a vaccine for Corona-Virus which was once like a miracle to happen,” Director SKIMS said while addressing a press conference.
Flanked by Mayor SMC Junaid Mattu, Dr Ahangar said the SKIMS has emerged as the only health care institution of Jammu and Kashmir which can cure any disease be it viral pathology or pandemic like COVID-19.
He said the Prime Minister launched a vaccination drive in India including Jammu and Kashmir and SKIMS was chosen as apex center for vaccination. Director SKIMS further said the health institution he heads through medication and use of disposables managed to contain the spread of novel disease to a huge extent.
He also asked his colleagues at SKIMS which include doctors, paramedic, technical and housekeeping staff to volunteer them for vaccination so as to remove apprehensions that the vaccine has any side effect.
“I have always been on forefront to fight any problem, I never recoiled from taking risks be it open heart surgery or administrative hitches, I as head of the institution ever since the outbreak of this pandemic fought from the front,” Director SKIMS said.
He added that “I again volunteer myself for first dose of vaccination so that my other colleagues, brothers and sisters get inspired”.—(KNO)
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