Guwahati: Indian sprinter from Assam Hima Das took her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday.
She has posted on Twitter, "Got first dose of Covid Vaccination. Get yourself vaccinated."
Popularly known as Dhing Express, Hima Das was recently appointed as deputy superintendent of police (DSP) by the Assam government as a recognition of her achievements in the field of sports. She is the first Indian woman and also the first-ever Indian athlete to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships when she clocked a speed of 51.46 seconds.
Also, recently, she defeated Tamil Nadu's Dhanalakshmi in the 200-metre women's final at the Federation Cup National Senior National Athletics Championships in Patiala. Das finished the event in 23.21 seconds, while Dhanalakshmi, who stood second, took 23.39 seconds to complete the race. However, she failed to qualify for the Olympics as the qualification mark stands at 22.80 seconds. Another sprinter from Tamil Nadu Archana S Suse completed the event in 23.60 seconds.
Meanwhile, Assam on Thursday received 1 lakh more doses of Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute of India for people above 45 years of age, informed Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma through his official Twitter handle. The total vaccine doses available in the state now stands at 3,25,470, the minister informed.
The state of Assam reported 4, 826 new cases in which Kamrup (M) registered 1383 new cases and the state reported 55 deaths as of May 5, Wednesday.
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