Centre to launch door to door vaccination drive, focus on 48 districts
New Delhi : Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a review meeting with the health ministers of various states and UTs and announced that the Central government will soon launch a mega vaccine drive called ‘Har Ghar Dastak’. He explained that under the drive, the healthcare workers will go door-to-door to vaccinate people eligible for second dose and also those who have not taken the first dose.
"We’re going to launch a mega vaccination campaign ‘Har Ghar Dastak’. We’re decided that for the next one month, healthcare workers will go door-to-door to vaccinate people eligible for second dose & also those who have not taken the first dose," Mandaviya said.
He also notified that the focus will be on 48 districts in the country where less than 50% eligible population has been vaccinated against COVID-19. “Special focus will be given in these districts during the special vaccination drive,” he stated further.
The health minister also added that 77% of eligible population in India has been vaccinated against COVID with first dose and over 32% people have received both the doses. “More than 10 crores people haven’t taken second dose of vaccine. People who are eligible for second dose should take the vaccine,” he added.
Earlier today, the health minister called for a meeting with health ministers of states and UTs to discuss the current situation related to the Covid emergency response package and scaling up of vaccination.
“Today, I am meeting the health ministers of the states. COVID-19 vaccination, emergency Covid package and other issues will be discussed in detail. Discussions will also be held on the ‘PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission’ scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji,” Mandaviya said in a tweet in Hindi.