NEW DELHI. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was administered first dose of coronavirus vaccine on Monday at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi. He was reportedly given Covaxin, India’s homegrown coronavirus vaccine developed by biotechnology firm Bharat Biotech and Indian Council of Medical Research.
PM informed his followers by posting about it on his social media profiles.
“Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India Covid-19 free!,” the PM tweeted.
Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in qui… https://t.co/BRITi5BPrX
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1614562595000
Many Indian Twitter users, including fans of PM Modi, praised him for leading the country by an example.
To ensure the nation doesn’t hesitate to get vaccinated, our PM, like a true leader, got a shot of #Covaxin at AIIM… https://t.co/izzKTiAlbR
— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) 1614574047000
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi gets his first Covaxin shot at AIIMS. This should boost the confidence of ordinary ci… https://t.co/DW8EHHX5Ws
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) 1614582430000
PM @narendramodi leads by example by taking the Covid 19 vaccine at AIIMS – MASSIVE exercise in public confidence b… https://t.co/FfyeC0WnJL
— Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) 1614567283000
✓ No jumping the queue✓ Follow the set protocol✓ Visit a hospital like any other person✓ Trust the healthcare pr… https://t.co/ssJKIoKj4D
— C T Ravi 🇮🇳 ಸಿ ಟಿ ರವಿ (@CTRavi_BJP) 1614571798000
After the weekend, may our Monday morning be as radiant as the Prime Minister’s. 😇PS: No, no…I’m not sleepy. Yo… https://t.co/mBc5KH5nDH
— Shreya Upadhyaya (@ShreyaOpines) 1614563674000
Our PM shri @narendramodi Ji waited patiently for vaccination drive for people above 60 & 45 years to start & then… https://t.co/mwbtdZInA0
— mamta painuly kale (@mamta_kale) 1614576479000
Most humble PM ever! Visited the hospital, didn’t jump any queue, took the vaccine as a common man. What a down t… https://t.co/8c9ZYRE8Uv
— Maitreyi (@Maittreyi) 1614573962000
But the Modi critics were perturbed by the coverage he received.
How come WhatsApp journalists haven’t reported on how Natarajan from Tamil Naidu drove the PM today to AIIMS. How P… https://t.co/yZPYKfqCEv
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) 1614570760000
Some even fueled conspiracy theories
A sensible leader favors precaution. But for Modi, it’sLights….. Camera…. Action… “VACCINE… SAY CHEESE”… https://t.co/02uhRDSlWZ
— Silvester Clifford ✋ (@silvestercliff) 1614576893000
Many saw politics in it
Narendra Modi wearing a Gamcha from Assam. Nurses around him we… https://t.co/5SBTCXay2i
— Sandeep Singh (@PunYaab) 1614566916000
And some of the Congress fans thanked India’s first PM Jawaharlal Nehru for building AIIMS where Modi got vaccinated.
AIIMS was Nehru’s vision. https://t.co/pustPaJkTW
— Lavanya Ballal | ಲಾವಣ್ಯ ಬಲ್ಲಾಳ್ (@LavanyaBallal) 1614569656000
“It was all gimmicks,” said a youth Congress leader.
AIIMS was built by Congress Govt of NehruNURSES from Puducherry & Kerala would have studied & trained under Congr… https://t.co/oADwNrnS3U
— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) 1614583374000
How could Twitter not have memes and jokes for a situation as huge as PM getting his first Covaxin jab.
After getting a shot of #Covaxin, our PM @narendramodi to Covid: https://t.co/wEq26mppOH
— Ssrfan (@Ssrfan478780364) 1614581200000
“Modi doesn’t have abs. That’s why he took vaccine on the arm. I’ll take vaccine on one of my 8 packs. Thereafter I… https://t.co/yZrO4BVeUL
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) 1614578549000
Modi took out mask while getting a vaccine for photo op.Rahul Gandhi wore a mask while eating to not spread covid… https://t.co/EYAa9QX6Q6
— Surya Teja Cheedella (@SnShines) 1614585767000