Bhubaneswar, November 15: Bhubaneswar – the Capital City of Odisha – has crossed yet another milestone in the COVID-19 vaccination drive with the total vaccination crossing a whopping 25 lakh mark, said an official release.
According to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), as on November 14, a total of 26,48,813 vaccine doses have been administered to beneficiaries across all eligible age groups by the BMC.
The vaccination drive, being carried out under the direct supervision of BMC Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Singh, covers more than 1,600 people in a day, and soon the figure will be further enhanced, the civic body said in a communique.
As on November 14, as many as 14,00,349 beneficiaries have been given the first dose of the vaccine, while 12,48, 464 have received both shots in the city. Out of it, 8, 26, 631 people between 18 and 44 years have got the first dose while 7, 35, 152 persons in this age group are fully vaccinated with both the doses, it added.
In the age group of 45 years and above, 4, 76, 284 beneficiaries have taken the first Covid-19 dose while 4,22,874 were fully vaccinated, so far.
Similarly, the BMC has given top priority in vaccination of frontline workers who have contributed tremendously to the contain the Covid-19 pandemic. As on November 14, a total of 56,328 beneficiaries have been administered with the first dose of the vaccine while 50,534 were fully vaccinated with both the shots.
The City Administration has been taken steps to ensure that every healthcare worker in the city is vaccinated at the earliest as they are the true heroes in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
So far, as many as 36, 106 healthcare workers have taken the first dose of the Covid vaccine while 33, 204 beneficiaries were fully vaccinated with both the shots in the city.
‘Har Ghar Dastak’ Campaign Goes on Full Swing:
The BMC has been aggressively running the “Har Ghar Dastak” campaign to ensure no person is left behind in the vaccination exercise in the city.
Launched earlier this month, the door-to-door vaccine campaign with a special focus on second dose vaccinations. Also, people who have not been administered the first dose, are being vaccinated during the campaign.
A special team formed by the Civic Body visited around 1,075 households across the city till today and has identified 178 unvaccinated households. Out of it, around 2,500 eligible beneficiaries are fully vaccinated.