New Delhi, Apr 1 (FN Agency) Coronavirus vaccinations will be done every day in the month of April, including on gazetted holidays, at all public and private Covid inoculation centres, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. “This step has been taken after detailed deliberations with the States/UTs on 31st March, to optimally utilize all COVID Vaccination Centres across the public and private sectors to ensure rapid increase in the pace and coverage of COVID vaccination,” the Ministry said in an official statement.
The Vaccination drive as a tool to protect the most vulnerable groups in the country from coronavirus continues to be regularly reviewed and monitored at the highest level. Notably, starting from today, the vaccination exercise is open for everybody above 45 years of age. The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated first, and then frontline workers (FLWs) from February 2. From March 1, the drive included people above 60 and those in the age group of 45-59 but with specified co-morbid conditions. More than 6.5 crore vaccine doses administered in the ongoing countrywide Covid-19 inoculation drive so far.
Kejriwal to hold meeting Today in view of Covid surge in Delhi
New Delhi, Apr 1 (Bureau) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an emergency meeting at his residence on Friday (tomorrow) in the wake of increase in coronavirus infections in the national capital. The meeting will be held at 1600 hours during which action plan, vaccination, containment zones and management of beds in hospitals will be reviewed, AAP posted on twitter. On Wednesday, Delhi saw 1819 coronavirus infections, taking the caseload to 662430.