Bhubaneswar: With the Centre going to supply free vaccines to States from tomorrow, the State Government has set an ambitious target to vaccinate 3 lakh doses each day.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, PK Mohapatra on Sunday asked all District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners and Chief District Medical and Public Health Officers (CDM & PHOs) to plan accordingly and meet the target set for their district.
“Presently, the average daily coverage is less than 1.5 lakh doses across the State. The Government of India will supply vaccines to our State based on the vaccine consumption & vaccine wastage rate. Under revised strategy of Covid-19 vaccination drive, you are directed to expand the 18-44 years and above 45 years vaccination drive in all blocks and ULBs from 21 June in a campaign mode and completely consume available stock (Both central & State supply) within shortest possible time,” Mr.Mohapatra said in his communiqué.
The district and municipal administrations have been asked to conduct at least 5 sessions in each block & each NAC, 10 sessions in each municipality and 20 in each municipal corporation, from tomorrow onwards.
If required, additional sessions over and above the target can also be planned as per need, the ACS Health & Family Welfare stated.
“Districts can plan for both online and on-site sessions based on feasibility. At the same time, the beneficiaries already due for the second dose shall be mobilized to ensure timely vaccination,” he told the officers.
All districts and municipal corporations have been further instructed to ramp up vaccination for 18 -44 year and above 45 years in coming days.
The district wise target has been fixed as above to achieve 3 lakh vaccinations per day at State level.
As per the letter, 30,000 daily target has been set for Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), 23,300 for Ganjam district, 18,000 for Cuttack, 16,100 for Mayurbhanj, 15,500 for Balasore, 14,000 for Sundergarh, 12,300 for Jajpur, 11,800 for Keonjhar, 11,600 for Puri, 10,650 in Bolangir, 10,000 each in Bargarh, Kalahandi and Bhadrak.
All other districts have set a daily target of less than 10,000. The districts are—Angul (8,600), Boudh (2,800), Deogarh (2,000), Dhenkanal(8,000), Gajapati (3,650), Jagatsinghpur (7,700), Jharsuguda (4,000), Kandhamal (4,600), Kendrapara (9,400), Khurda (8,400), Koraput (8,700), Malkangiri (3,850), Rayagada (6,150), Sambalpur (7,000) and Sonepur (4,000).
The State target for 18 years and above is 3.09 crore citizens (6.18 crore doses).
Since 16 January, the State has administered 93.73 lakh doses. Out of which 17.97 lakh citizens have received two doses.