Spiritual leader the Dalai Lama got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Dharamshala on Saturday.
At 7.10am he received the dose of covid19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital. He was kept under observation for about half an hour.
The 86-year-old was undergoing self-quarantine since January last year and he came out of his residence on Saturday after over a year.
The Health Secretary of the CTA told ANI on Wednesday that, the Central Tibetan Administration’s (CTA) had requested the state and central government to make arrangements for the spiritual leader’s vaccination nearly two months ago, Palden.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama receiving the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at Zonal Hospital, Dharamsala, HP, India on March 6, 2021. https://t.co/CR2Pem2osO
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) March 6, 2021
In Himachal Pradesh, the current active Covid-19 cases stands at 589 according to the Union Health Ministry. And as many as 57,428 recoveries and 997 deaths have been reported in the state so far.
On March 1 the second phase of the Coronavirus vaccination drive started to inoculate people above the 60 years and those who are 45 with serious health issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi got himself vaccinated at the All India Institue of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, on Monday. Several prominent political leaders in the country, including Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, have already taken the first jab of the vaccine against coronavirus.
The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered crossed 1.9 crore on Friday evening, the 49th day of the vaccination drive and data shared by the Centre shows that more than 10.34 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7pm.