he union health ministry has approved to supply a batch of 5.26 lakh doses of vaccines in next week. The centre has decided to approve fresh supply amid concern over the “shortage” of Covid vaccines in the state.
Chhattisgarh is planning to cover around 35 lakh beneficiaries in the state in the second phase.
In the ongoing vaccination drive, at least 53.5% of turnout was reported across the state on Friday. Of the target of 1,31,655, as many as 705,37 were vaccinated across state. Of these, highest turnout of 120% was reported from Mahasamund where 7104 beneficiaries were vaccinated and lowest turnout of 43 % was reported from Narayanpur, where 332 beneficiaries were vaccinated.
Currently, the state owes 4.64 lakh doses.
As per vaccination drive data, among receivers of the first dose in the category of healthcare workers as many as 86.86% people are vaccinated accounting for 2,77,770 healthcare workers against target of 3.19 lakh.
In category of frontline workers, about 80.9% have received first dose. Raigarh accounted for highest—92.2%. While 60% of them have got second dose.
In category of senior citizens and people between age group of 45 to 59 years of age the total turnout of 15.3% has been reported so far. Out of a target of 35,19,955 as many as 5,41,611 have been vaccinated since March 1.