Two Odisha women, Samuni Nayak and Madhusmita Jena, were felicitated as best Women COVID-19 Vaccinators by Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya today at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi.
Mandaviya was felicitated Best Women COVID-19 Vaccinators from across the country on the occasion of International Women’s Day. A total of 72 women vaccinators from 36 States and UTs were awarded by the Minister. The Union Health Minister applauded the efforts of our women soldiers in the holistic development of the Health Sector.
The event was organized to celebrate and recognize the untiring efforts in the successful implementation of India’s Covid-19 Vaccination Programme. The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow”.
He said, “The Development of the Health Sector is incomplete without the contribution of women. Our ASHA and ANM workers are the pillars of health sector development. Our ASHA workers are working relentlessly to serve the Nation. They are reaching the last mile, traversing difficult terrains, going to every house to ensure that every eligible person is vaccinated. Under Har Ghar Dastak Campaign, our ASHA workers reached out to every household, promoted the uptake of vaccines and thereby, overcame vaccine hesitancy. If today India is a global leader in the Covid-19 Vaccination program, the credit goes to our women vaccinators across the country.”
Mandaviya congratulated and saluted the dedication of all women vaccinators across the country. He noted, “It was 16th January 2021 when the world’s largest vaccination program was inaugurated by our Hon’ble Prime Minister and since then, India has not looked back. It is because of the selfless service of all women vaccinators to the Nation that India has successfully managed the Covid Pandemic. India’s management of the current third surge is a global case study and these women Covid warriors are the reason behind this historic success,” he added.