Indore, Feb 13, 2021: A police constable from Madhya Pradesh dressed up as Yamraj - the God of death - on Wednesday and got himself vaccinated at a government hospital in Indore. Jawahar Singh decided to do so in order to spread the message among frontline workers to take the Covid-19 jab without hesitation.
Madhya Pradesh: Donning the garb of ’Yamraj’, a policeman took COVID-19 vaccine in Indore yesterday to spread the message that every frontline worker should take COVID-19 vaccine when their turn comes. pic.twitter.com/61rVcOkMmX— ANI (@ANI) February 11, 2021
Dressed in a black costume and gold headgear, Jawahar Singh said that every frontline worker should take the Covid-19 vaccine without fail, news agency ANI reports. His story has gone viral on social media.
Last April, Jawahar Singh had also stepped out in Indore in Yamraj’s attire to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus pandemic. His video went viral soon after.
#WATCH Madhya Pradesh: A Police Constable in Indore dressed up as ’Yamraj’ to spread awareness on #Coronavirus in the city. He is appealing to people to "stay at home". (17.4.2020) pic.twitter.com/1sfBaiYATF— ANI (@ANI) April 17, 2020
Harinarayanachari Mishra, Inspector-General of Indore Zone, told ANI that police officials in Indore are being administered the vaccine shot currently.
"The priority is being given to the officials and staffs who are above 50 years of age," Mishra said.
There are 1,951 active cases in Madhya Pradesh while a total of 2,51,121 patients have recovered from the disease till now, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Thursday. 70,17,114 healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against Covid-19 across India so far.