Go for door to door vaccination in low-coverage districts: PM Narendra Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that coronavirus vaccines should now be taken door to door and equal focus should be given on providing the second dose of the vaccine so that all eligible people in India can get vaccinated against coronavirus.
He suggested that religious leaders and youth organizations can be roped in for complete vaccination drives.
Several states, including Maharashtra have been asking Centre for permission on door-to-door vaccination, especially for people who are unable to visit the vaccination centre.
In a meeting with several state CMs and the officials with vaccine coverage of less than 50%, PM Modi said, "Till now all of you have made arrangements for taking the people to vaccination centers. Now vaccines should be taken to every door, there should be door-to-door vaccine."
Magistrates of more than over 40 districts across Jharkhand, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, and other states that have low vaccination coverage were at the meeting. Chief Ministers of these states also present on the occasion.
"Under the free vaccine campaign, we have administered about 2.5 crore vaccine doses in a day. It shows our capacity," he said.
Now the motto is 'Every home vaccine, door-to-door vaccine'. We have to reach every house with this spirit, the Prime Minister said.
"We have to focus on every village, every town. If you have to make a different strategy for each village, do it... you can form teams of 25 people. You can also take help of NCC and NSS. We have to make more and more people aware," the Prime Minister said.