Bhopal, Jan 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the world’s largest coronavirus vaccination drive across the country as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan kicked off the drive in the state while visiting the Hamidia Hospital in state capital Bhopal.
On this occasion, the first vaccine shot was given to Sanjay Yadav, a ward boy at the Hamidia Hospital.
There is enthusiasm among all people regarding the corona vaccination drive in the state, with health workers eagerly waiting for their turn to get the vaccine jab. The Chief Minister, state Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary, state Medical Education Minister Vishvas Kailash Sarang and state Finance Minister Jagdish Deora arrived at the hospital and heard Prime Minister Modi’s address to the nation on the rollout of the nationwide vaccination drive from Saturday. After Modi’s address, the vaccination drive started in the state where the first vaccine shot was given to ward boy Sanjay Yadav.
Chouhan reviewed the Covid situation at Hamidia Hospital along with other ministers and officials and held discussions with health officials and staff posted there.
In the first phase of vaccination in Madhya Pradesh, nearly 4,17,000 healthcare workers would be vaccinated in a phased manner. In the first week, nearly 57,000 healthcare workers would be vaccinated at 150 health institutions while in the second week nearly 55,000 workers affiliated to 177 health institutions would be vaccinated. These health care workers would also receive a second dose of the vaccine shot after 28 days. The timely vaccination of all healthcare workers of the state would be ensured in a phased manner.