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Availability Of Vaccines In J&K Sparks Debate On Twitter

SRINAGAR: Netizens on saturday hit out at the Jammu And Kashmir government’s claim that Covid-19 vaccines were available in the Union Territory.

The backslash came after a news item published in The Hindu quoted Advocate General D C Raina informing Jammu and Kashmir High Court that the J&K administration recognizes that inmates in jail have a right to life too, and the Union Territory is in the process of vaccinating all eligible citizens.

Tariq Ahmad Rather an Indian Information Services (IIS) officer currently serving as Deputy Director (News) DDK Shimla while commenting on the news item tweeted, “There is no COVID vaccine available at SKIMS vaccination centre for the last 2 to 3 days. Those including my septuagenarian parents who went  today amid stressful lockdown for 2nd dose were returned with directive to confirm on May 3. What is SKIMS PR Div doing to inform people.”

Ieshan Wani, a young journalist working with Times Now also tweeted on Saturday morning about the unavailability of vaccines, he wrote,

“A colleague in Srinagar, who is 31, booked a slot at SKIMS today for vaccination but on visiting the center he was told that they don’t have vaccine yet. The government says from today they are rolling out the vaccine for 18-45 in a phased manner.”

However, as time gradually went by Ieshan tweeted a video of himself getting the vaccine jab, captioned

“Vaccination has started once again in #Srinagar. #CovidVaccine”

Further details on the development awaited.

 

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