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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain wishes Anil Vij speedy recovery from COVID-19

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New Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday wished a speedy recovery to his Haryana counterpart Anil Vij who tested positive for COVID-19 weeks after being administered a trial dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine Covaxin.

Jain hoped the government will take cognisance of 'doubts raised about the efficacy of the vaccine and that it will be completely safe and effective'.

'I wish that Anil Vij ji recovers from coronavirus soon. A few days ago, he had volunteered to take a dose of a vaccine during its phase-three trial,' Jain tweeted.

Vij, who had volunteered to take part in the phase-three trials of the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine -- Covaxin -- on November 20, tweeted on Saturday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to a hospital.

The 67-year-old Haryana minister has urged all those who had come in contact with him recently to get tested.

Covaxin is being developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). PTI GVS NSD