AMU doctors receive award for vaccine rollout in Uttar Pradesh


Aligarh : Aligarh Muslim University-AMU faculty members from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Dr Husaini S Haider Mehdi (Department of Medicine) and Dr Ali Jafar Abedi (Department of Community Medicine) were conferred with ‘The Saviour’ award of the National Health Mission-NHM and United Nations Development Programme-UNDP for extended services in advancing the Covid vaccine rollout in Uttar Pradesh.

“Their contribution and of other doctors spread across the Country has been vital for crossing a milestone of two billion Covid vaccine jabs in India”, said Dr Neeraj Tyagi (CMO, Aligarh District) while felicitating Dr Husaini Haider and Dr Jafar Abedi.

“Healthcare workers across the Country are administering the Covid vaccine doses despite increased personal risks and awards like these acknowledge our efforts for strengthening the fight against the pandemic”, emphasized Dr Husaini Haider.

Dr Jafar Abedi pointed out: “Vaccination or fight against Covid is teamwork and singularly one could not do anything. Health workers have worked beyond the call of duty by dedicatedly serving at camping sites for hours from morning to evening daily to inoculate as many people as they could”.