The Union Health Ministry has written a letter to all states and union territories, emphasizing on increasing the speed of COVID-19 vaccination. Also, the Ministry has mentioned that a large number of health workers and advance front personnel are yet to be vaccinated. In a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that the number of days of vaccination should be increased to a minimum of four days per week as soon as possible, to speed up the process of vaccination and 50 Vaccination of percentage population can be expedited.
Some states are vaccinated two days a week, while some other states are vaccinated four days or more a week. Bhushan said that adequate provisions have been made in the Co-Win software for expansion in services.
This letter has been written on 19 February. It has been said that a large number of health workers and advance personnel are yet to be vaccinated and the rate of progress in this work is also different in many states and union territories.
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“The vaccination is to be started in March for the priority population of the elderly population and people suffering from any other disease, for which the strategic strategy is being finalized,” the letter said. , As of 21 February, a total of one crore 10 lakh 85 thousand one hundred seventy three (1,10,85,173) doses of vaccine have been given in 2,30,888 sessions of vaccination till 21 February. These include the first dose of vaccines to 63,91,544 health workers, the second dose of vaccines to 9,60,642 health workers, and the first dose to 37,32,987 advance front personnel.
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