Panaji: A multitasking worker, Ranganath Bhojje became one of the first person to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Goa Medical College and Hospital near here.
The vaccination drive began at seven different centres across the state including two private hospitals.
Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present at GMCH near here when the first beneficiary was given the dose.
Ranganath Bhojje working as a Multitasking worker at GMCH was given the first dose of the vaccine, which will be followed by 99 others at this facility.
In South Goa, a senior doctor Dr Ira Almeida took the vaccine at T B hospital in Margao. Several Healthworkers were lined up outside the facility since morning.
Javadekar and Sawant welcomed Bhojje with a rose after he took the vaccination at GMCH.
“I would request all the family members of the persons who are administered the vaccine, not to crowd inside the centre. They should stand out and wait for the person to come,” Javadekar said.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the vaccination has began at all the seven centres with 700 beneficiaries eligible to take the dose on the first day today.
He said that the team of doctors at all these centres would be monitoring the health condition of the persons after giving the dose.