A video from Uttar Pradesh of an elderly woman hiding behind a drum to dodge a Covid vaccine team is going viral on social media. Har Devi, in her 80s, first hid behind a door and then ran behind a large drum in the house, when people from Health Department approached her.
Health Department team along with BJP MLA Sarita Bhadauriawent to Chandanpur village in Etawah for a vaccination and awareness drive on June 1 and were managed to meet a few people but Har Devi refuses to meet them.
“People are a little unaware in the villages. Many officials were with me, and we were encouraging people to get vaccinated. The woman was first at the door, but on seeing us she ran and hid behind a drum. She was scared,” Ms Bhadauria said in an interview later that evening.
In the viral video, the woman is seen crouched behind a drum inside a dark room.
“The vaccination people have come. Where are you, amma?” someone is heard saying in the video.
But the woman refuses to move.
“The MLA is here. Please come out,” one of the health workers urges.
Then a doctor approcher her to come out, he says, “I am a doctor. I am not here to give you an injection. We are here just to speak with you. At least come and listen to your MLA”.
Eventually, the woman comes out and meets the MLA. She was vaccinated that same day.