As many as 1.91 lakh beneficiaries comprising healthcare and frontline workers were inoculated on Saturday, as India rolled out the world’s largest vaccination drive against the Covid-19 pandemic that has killed more than 1.5 lakh people and upended millions of lives in the country. According to the Union Home Ministry, a total of 16,755 personnel were involved in organising 3,351 vaccination sessions across the country. The 11 states and union territories where both Covishield and Covaxin were administered were Assam (65 sessions), Bihar (301), Delhi (81), Haryana (77), Karnataka (242), Maharashtra (285), Odisha (161), Rajasthan (167) Tamil Nadu (160), Telangana (14) and Uttar Pradesh (317).
On Day 1 of the massive exercise, 31 health workers and staff were given the Bharat-Biotech produced vaccine. “We have around 6,500 staff/healthcare workers in the hospital who shall be vaccinated in the coming weeks, with a target of 300 per day,” said Dr Neelam Roy, the nodal official in-charge.
Inaugurating the vaccination programme at the jumbo Coivd-19 Centre at the Bandra Kurla Complex, Thackeray recalled the days when the centre was filled with patients, and praised the efforts of frontline doctors, nurses and other frontline staff.
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Extending support to the ongoing protests against the agri Acts, Sidhu said he hoped the laws will repealed, but added that the “bigger game” hitting the farming community was already on.
In Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society(GMERS) Hospital, Sola that recorded a turnout of only 29 health workers against the targeted 100, saw a similar trend, with many who tested positive earlier for Covid-19, choosing to stay away.
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Any change including whether in future CAT can be held in regional languages will have to be discussed with all the parties concerned considering capacity and competence, and availability of faculty and staff at IIMs, and importantly, how well students of other states cope up etc. It should be a thought-through decision and any hasty decision may not be desirable, said IIM-Ahmedabad admission incharge.