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Over 8,000 health workers to get inoculated in capital, says Kejriwal

Delhi government receives 2.74 lakh doses of vaccine, more to come
Health workers will be vaccinated on four days of the week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

Our Bureau, Agencies   |   New Delhi   |   Published 14.01.21, 02:15 PM

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that the state government has completed every preparation required for the Covid-19 vaccination drive, which starts in India on January 16. 

Kejriwal said over 8,000 health workers will be vaccinated on every scheduled day in the city, adding that he had taken a stock of the situation.

The Delhi government has received 2.74 lakh doses of the vaccine so far from the Centre, which would be sufficient for 1.2 lakh health workers. There are a total of 2.4 lakh health workers in Delhi and more vaccine doses are expected to arrive soon, the chief minister said in an address.

The Delhi government will begin the vaccination drive on Saturday starting with 81 centres, the number of which will be increased after a few days to 175 and finally 1,000, he said.

The vaccine will be administered on four days of the week -- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It will not be given on Sunday and two other days of the week -- Wednesday and Friday.

“The rest of the days will be left for other vaccinations. We do not want the vaccination schedules for other illnesses to suffer due to this,” NDTV quoted Kejriwal as saying.

Each day 100 people will be administered the vaccine, he said and hoped people will finally get rid of the virus after facing hardships for the past many months.


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