Odisha govt plans 3lakh vaccination per day

Bhubaneswar:  The Odisha government has set an ambitious target to vaccinate 3 lakh doses each day from tomorrow onwards.

Health & Family Welfare, additional chief secretary, Pradipta Mohapatra on Sunday asked all collectors, municipal commissioners and Chief District Medical and Public Health Officers (CDM & PHOs) to plan accordingly so that the target can be achieved.

 The State target for 18 years and above is 3.09 crore citizens (6.18 crore doses). Since January 16, the State has administered 93.73 lakh doses till now. Out of which 17.97 lakh citizens have received both doses.

Presently, the average daily coverage is less than 1.5 lakh doses across the State. The Centre will supply vaccine to Odisha based on the vaccine consumption and vaccine wastage rate.

Under revised strategy of Covid-19 vaccination drive, the collectors and municipal commissioners have been directed to expand the 18-44 years and above 45 years vaccination drive in all Blocks and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from tomorrow in a campaign mode and completely consume available stock (Both central & State supply) within shortest possible time.

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 corporations, from tomorrow onwards.

If required, additional sessions over and above the target can also be planned as per need, Mohapatra stated.  

“Districts can plan for both online and on-site sessions based on feasibility. At the same time, the beneficiaries already due for 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 been 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).