The four day long special vaccination drive, Teeka Utsav, has started from today all over the country. The vaccine drive which began on the Birth anniversary of social reformer Jyotiba Phule will culminate on 14th April on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
Union Territory of Puducherry is geared up for the Covid 19 Vaccination drive to prevent the spike of the Corona virus disease in recent days.
Gujarat is celebrating the four day special vaccination drive in the state from today. More than 89 lakh persons have been vaccinated in the state till now. According to the state health department, 2 lakh 87 thousand 217 persons were vaccinated in the state yesterday. AIR Ahmedabad correspondent reports that the state has launched a special vaccination drive against the Covid-19 to cover the maximum number of people.
Along with the nationwide campaign, an immunization drive is being conducted from today in Madhya Pradesh. During this 4-day festival, all 51 districts have been targeted for vaccination against corona.
Along with the rest of the nation, Teeka Utsav commenced today in Sikkim. In Gangtok, vaccines are being administered at the urban primary health centre and Paljor Stadium. On the occasion, chief minister PS Tamang received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at STNM Hospital near Gangtok.
The Teeka Utsav has brought a new sense of confidence and enthusiasm among Mumbaikars which began today. People are visiting the vaccination centres in Mumbai as well as other parts of Maharashtra. Due to the adequate supply of vaccines to Maharashtra, the state has become the first state to administer One crore doses to the beneficiaries.
In Bihar, a large number of people above the age of 45 years are approaching vaccination centres across the state for Covid-19 vaccine. The state government has said four lakh people will be vaccinated each day during ongoing Teeka Utsav. Chief Minister Nitsh Kumar has appealed to people to come forward for vaccination to contain corona pandemic.Mr Kumar said additional arrangements have been made for mass vaccination. Two lakh 52 thousand 835 people took the vaccine during the past 24 hour in the state. Over 46 lakh 83 thousand 143 people have so far been vaccinated in the State. The State government has demanded 30 lakh dose from the centre.
Union Minister of State for health and family welfare Ashwani Kumar Choubey called for upgradation of RT-PCR machines in the state as per the guidelines of Indian Council of Medical Research. The minister said all states have been requested to conduct more than 75 percent Covid tests through RT-PCR method.
Central Council Member of Indian Dental association, Dr. Sudarshan Ranpise urged all eligible citizens to get vaccinated. He also made a request not to believe in rumours and follow covid protocols.