Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today directed district administrations and municipal corporations to vaccinate one lakh elderly persons per day against deadly Covid-19.
Additional Chief Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, PK Mohapatra in a letter to the District Collectors, Municipal Corporation Commissioners and health officials including CDMOs directed them to accelerate the pace of vaccination of elderly persons in all districts and urban areas.
The officials were asked to take steps to enhance the pace of vaccination so that one lakh elderly persons can be vaccinated per day, it mentioned.
The Additional Chief Secretary also directed the officials to activate private hospitals as Covid Vaccination Centres.
Worth mentioning, the second phase of vaccination against Covid-19 was launched across the country on March 1, 2021 for the persons above 60 years and those in between 45 and 59 years with co-morbidities.
During the first phase of vaccination, healthcare workers and frontline workers were vaccinated.