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Oldest woman of the world lives in Kashmir? She was administered first jab

Last Updated on June 3, 2021 at 3:47 pm

A 124-year-old woman from Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir took the first jab of covid-19 vaccine. During door to door service of Covid-19 vaccine, doctors gave the first shot of vaccine to 124 year old woman as per the details mentioned on his son’s ration card.

Officials said that, Rehtee Begum, a resident of Shrakwara Block Wagoora, got her first Covid vaccine jab during a door-to-door vaccination campaign.

On Wednesday, 9,289 persons, got vaccinated including healthcare and frontline workers and she was among these persons who was administered for the vaccine in UT. A total of 33,58,004 jabs have been administered in UT.

Vaccination team led by Abdul Rashid Ganie, said that the ration card mentions her as 124 years old. Further he said that while the team was conducting a door to door vaccination drive “we told her to take the jab and asked her about her age. She replied that she doesn’t know the exact age but she has crossed 100 years of age. But after seeing the ration card we found out that she was 124 years old. Rehtee Begum’s age is based on an entry on the ration card of her son, which mentions her age as 124” said Ganie.

She did not have an Aadhaar card or election card. She could barely walk or talk. If the official statement and details are accurate then it will make her oldest woman alive in the world.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Japanese woman Kane Tanaka is currently the oldest person living at an age of 118. The oldest person to ever live and the oldest person ever (female) was Jeanne Louise Calment (born 21 February 1875) from Arles, France, who died at the age of 122 years and 164 days old.

There is no official confirmation of the woman’s age as there was no proof provided by the woman or her family.