In its door-to-door COVID vaccination drive, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday inoculated a woman in Baramulla who is mentioned as 124-year-old on her son’s ration card.
DC Baramulla, on its official Twitter handle, tweeted a picture of Rehtee Begum wife of Late Mohammad Ramzaan Siraj of Shrakwara, Baramulla getting her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
“124 Years Old Rehtee Begum of Shrakwara Block Wagoora Baramulla gets her first COVID vaccine jab during door to door vaccination campaign,” read the tweet.
Abdul Rashid Ganie, Block Development Officer Wagoora who led the vaccination team said the woman’s ration card mentioned her as 124 years old.
If the age of the woman is accurate, it makes Rehtee the oldest surviving person in the world. As present, according to Guinness Book of World Records, Kane Tanaka (Japan, born 2 January 1903) is the oldest person living currently at the ripe age of 117 years and 41 days.