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Over 77.66 lakhs of frontline and healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19: Ministry of Health | India News


NEW DELHI: The number of healthcare and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 reached 77.66 lakh on the 28th day of the nationwide vaccination program, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.
The cumulative number of frontline and healthcare workers vaccinated against Covid-19 as of 6 p.m. Friday is 77,66,319 according to the interim report, the ministry said.
These include 58.65,813 healthcare workers (58.9 percent of the target number) and 19.00,506 front-line workers (21.2 percent of the target beneficiaries) whose vaccination began on February 2, it said.
“A total of 2,61,309 beneficiaries were vaccinated as of 6 pm Friday in 35 states and UT. These include 50,837 TS and 2,10,472 PDAs according to provisional figures,” the ministry said, adding that the final report will be completed late in the day. of the night. .
Ten states that recorded the highest number of vaccinations on Friday are Uttar Pradesh (68,135), Maharashtra (24,946), Madhya Pradesh (21,897), Jammu and Kashmir (17,900), West Bengal (17,609), Gujarat (16,069), Karnataka (13,741) ). ), Chhattisgarh (11,988), Jharkhand (10,488) and Odisha (7,279), said Mandeep Bhandari, assistant secretary of the ministry.
Twelve states and territories of the Union: Bihar, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Lakshadweep, Kerala, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Sikkim and Rajasthan have vaccinated more than 70 percent of registered TSs, he said.
On the other hand, eight states and UT have reported coverage of less than 40 percent of health workers who vaccinate. These are Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Puducherry.
A total of 33 people have been hospitalized so far, which represents 0.0004 percent of total vaccinations.
Of the 33 hospitalization cases, 21 were discharged after treatment, while 10 died and two are in treatment, the ministry said.
In the past 24 hours, a person suffering from anaphylaxis has been treated at Murshidabad Hospital and Medical College in West Bengal and has been discharged.
To date, a total of 24 deaths have been recorded. These comprise 0.0003 percent of all vaccines, the ministry said.
No new deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.
“No cases of severe / severe / fatal EFIA are attributable to vaccination to date,” Bhandari said.
States and UTs have been informed that vaccination of all TSs must be scheduled at least once for February 20 of this year and through cleanup rounds before February 25.
The scheduling of all PDAs for vaccination at least once by March 1, 2021 and cleaning rounds of PDAs by March 6, 2021, were also reported, the ministry said.
The 77,66,319 beneficiaries who have been vaccinated include 4,51,621 from Bihar, 3,40,223 from Kerala, 4,90,746 from Karnataka, 5,09,168 from Madhya Pradesh, 6,33,519 from Maharashtra, 1,66,725 from Delhi, 6,61,508 from Gujarat, 8,31,556 from Uttar Pradesh and 4,70,912 from West Bengal, according to the interim report.

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