The West Bengal government on Monday started the Covid-19 vaccination on boat programme in an island of Sundarbans and vaccinated 150 people, most of whom are migrant labourers said the South 24 Parganas District Magistrate P Ulganathan.
He said carrying health officials reached Kumirmari island for the programme and it will be stationed there for five more days for the vaccination programme.
“Vaccination coverage in islands is very less. A large number of labourers are left out of the vaccination scheme due to inaccessibility and difficulties in reaching out to them. This programme ensures inoculation at their doorstep to protect vulnerable sections,” Ulganathan said.
According to the Sundarban Affairs Department of the state government, the area has 54 small and big islands.
Three more boats have been arranged for covering islands like Mousuni, Goramara and G Plot and in this way soon all the islands will be covered. He said adding that sufficient vaccine doses have been made available for the programme.
Total Vaccinations Done In India So Far:
India’s cumulative COVID Vaccination Coverage exceeded 35.71 crore (35,71,05,461), as per the 7 pm provisional report today. The new phase of universalization of COVID-19 vaccination commenced from 21st June. More than 41.34 lakh (41,34,868) Vaccine Doses have been administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report.
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➡️ More than 37.07 Cr vaccine doses provided to States/UTs.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) July 6, 2021
18,30,741 vaccine doses were administered as first dose and 1,40,368 vaccine doses given as second dose in the age group 18-44 years today. Cumulatively, 10,25,96,048 persons in the age group 18-44 years across 37 States/UTs have received their first dose and total 29,19,735 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive. Eight States namely Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra have administered more than 50 lakh first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine in the age group 18-44 years.
Also, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Punjab, Uttarakhand and West Bengal have vaccinated more than 10 lakh beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 years for the first dose of COVID vaccine.