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Don’t listen to vaccine-related rumours: Health chief

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New Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Trilok Chandra requests media to instill confidence in people

BENGALURU:

A day after taking charge as Karnataka’s Health and Family Welfare Commissioner, Dr KV Trilok Chandra has appealed to people to not pay heed to Covid-19 vaccine-related rumours.

“There are many rumours being spread regarding the Covid-19 vaccine. The media should educate the public on the importance and safety of the vaccine,” he said. Trilok Chandra was speaking at the inauguration of a one-day workshop on Wednesday at the Mahatma Gandhi Media Centre of the Department of Information and Public Relations, organised by the Department of Health and Family Welfare. The workshop for the media follows an earlier one for Anganwadi and Asha activists.

He said, “The media should publish positive stories at the field level to inspire confidence in the public, help them overcome vaccine fears, and encourage people to come forward to get the vaccine.”

‘Vaccination drive slowing’

IAS officer Arundhati Chandrasekhar said that a month after the launch of the corona vaccine campaign, the coverage was around 50 per cent. She said the pace of vaccination was slowing down, and urged the media to ensure that people have confidence in the vaccine. She further requested the media to rely only on official information from the Health and Family Welfare Department.

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