Congress to step up free Covid vaccination drive in Karnataka


Bengaluru, Jun 8 (IANS): Congress would expand its free vaccination drive across Karnataka by involving its various wings, so as to protect as many people as possible from Covid, its state President D.K. Shivakumar said on Monday.

"Our party's frontal wings, including Kisan Congress, Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, student wing NSUI, and INTUC have been mobilised to expand our vaccination drive across the state to inoculate as many people as possible," he told reporters here.

The opposition party on June 4 launched its mass free vaccination drive at Davangere.


DK Shivakumar

"As we plan to vaccinate about 3 lakh people in the first phase of our Covid relief campaign, our party leaders and cadres are procuring Covishield doses with their personal funds. We are holding camps in towns and villages across the state to immunise more people," Shivakumar said.

Senior Congress leader Shamanur Shivashankarappa, 89, has placed an order to procure vaccines worth Rs 4 crore to inoculate people in his Davangere assembly constituency.

"As the BJP government in the state has been unresponsive and indifferent to the people's plight, I have appealed to our party's leaders and cadres to help the citizens in this pandemic times," Shivakumar said.

He also flagged off three dedicated ambulances equipped with oxygen concentrators under the 'Sanjeevani' scheme and distributed ration kits to about 500 Covid-affected families in the city.

"We are already operating 172 ambulances to rush Covid patients to hospitals across the state for treatment under the 'Congress Cares campaign," he said.

Shivakumar again urged the state government to allow them to buy vaccines worth Rs 100 crore to freely vaccinate the maximum number of people across the southern state.

The party has sought the state's permission to utilise the local area development funds of its MPs and MLAS for purchasing vaccines to fulfil its campaign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

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  • Stephen, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Great work Sir. India need politicians like you.

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  • gaja, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    why suddenly all free free free???

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  • A Nazreth, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Mr, DKS. You are stumped! by a seasoned campaigner. You had a good chance and did NOT play it well when the opponent was down. So now back to your age old tactics of 'minority appeasement' , 'Garibi Hatao'. etc.

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  • Pacific Heights, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Congress needs new young dynamic leaders instead of these age old Ramu Kaakas who shoot their own foot and score self goals. This morning we had Chidambaram , apologise for something he said earlier. These oldies assume that, Press conference, Anti Modi Tweet, online bashing will revive the grand old party and win in 2024. The irony is, no youngster is given a chance. So what do they do? Join other parties where they are recognized.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Tihar jail is waiting for you! do some samarthan now...hehehe

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  • S N BANGs, Thannirubhavi

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Some Tall Talk to remain in the news. Where is 100 cores collection for Vaccine? Siddu is vanished with the fund ?

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  • A.M , Belma, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Like Owaisi Sir said. 'The Congress is politically impotent to counter the BJP or Modi.' It was a good chance to take initiatives and win peoples trust during the pandemic . But as always, they goofed up and now after everything is over, its the same route. Press conference. Its better to move over and let someone else run the show of the opposition.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    After yesterday's our PM declaration! All such Goonda and corrupt starts to barking behind the yard because now do not know what to speak front of the media..., TIHAR JAIL CALLING CHAMA CHAM CHAM... hehehe

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  • N. D. Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Dont try to run and take credit .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Black Money is now coming out ...

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    At last you started speaking the truth !!!

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  • Stephen, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    At least this black money is used for peoples welfare. What about Swiss bank Black money? You forget your 15 lacks?

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    This is some joke ..

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Please don't. This will again cause a hustle and tusle. Since it's free for all why are you trying to spoil the road? If it fails you'll again start blaming Modi. Your relief package give away didn't have any social distancing.

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  • Pankaj, Permude

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    At last truth wins always.

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    It is already announced by the PM for free vaccination, nana odeg korrege !!!

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  • nayak, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    kass malpuna jambara...

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  • Raj, MANGALURU

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    History of vaccines & when they came to India. Rotavirus World –1998 India –2015 J Encephalitis World –1930s India –2013 Hepatitis World –1982 India –2002 Polio World –1955 India –1978 Tetanus World –1924 India –1978 Covid-19 World –Dec 2020 India –Jan 2021 #ThankYouModiJi

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    This type of political fight and rivalry between ruling and opposition parties is a bless in favour of common man. Thats why in a true democracy they say the opposition should be syrong otherwise the ruling party would not be tamed in other words the woul act asper their will and wish. ✌

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  • SAN, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    yetha naataka malpuver maraye😄

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    PM already announced free vaccination for all. Opportunists woke up now !

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    bus miss aand!!!

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Forgot free vaccination... Focus on availability of vacancies

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Side by side CD business la malpuga.

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    They are giving free vaccination, which is already free! What a party😀😀😀

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  • Pankaj, Permude

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    revival for power.

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 08 2021

    Apaga corona mugiyund

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