New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will hold a meeting with health ministers of all states and union territories on Thursday.
The meeting will focus on taking forward the campaign of ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ to ensure vaccination of all adults who have not got their first dose of COVID vaccine or are overdue for their second jab, news agency PTI reported.
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As per official sources cited by PTI, the meeting would be held virtually in the morning.
It was informed that the virtual meeting is in continuation of the one chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 3 with district magistrates and health officials of over 45 districts across 12 states and union territories where the first dose coverage was less than 50 per cent.
According to health ministry officials, around 79.2 per cent of India’s adult population has received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while more than 37 per cent of the country’s around 94 crore adult population has been administered both doses.
The top five states that have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
The Union health ministry has also written to several states and union territories asking them to prioritise administering the second dose to beneficiaries who have not got themselves inoculated with the second shot even after the expiry of the prescribed interval between the two doses, sources said, as reported by PTI.
The Union government recently kickstarted the month-long ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign for house-to-house COVID-19 vaccination of those who are yet to take a dose and also those who have not got their second jab.
(With Agency Inputs)
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